‘Troublemaking’ Black Bears Will Find Home at Great Plains Zoo
Two black bears who have a history of getting into trouble will find a new home at the Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls. The 12-year old black bear and her cub lived in the wild at the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming where they have been described as "a nuisance" by park rangers and campers.
The mother bear has a long history of raiding backpacks and rummaging campsites for several years while her cub waited nearby for the spoils of the raid.
The Great Plains Zoo is proud to provide a new lease on life. - Elizabeth Whealy, President & CEO
The bears will join a 16-year old male black bear when they arrive next month in Sioux Falls.
It sounds like the pic-a-nic baskets will now be safe in Jellystone, er, I mean Grand Teton National Park.