The Salisbury Zoo has double the motives to celebrate with the announcement that its female Andean bear, Chaska, has specified start to twins.
On Sunday, Jan. 16, Chaska gave delivery to twin boys. New child bears are pretty fragile. At birth, Andean bear cubs weigh fewer than a pound and will not open their eyes for a lot more than a thirty day period, so the final two months were vital as mom and the cubs bonded.
Andean bears prefer quiet and seclusion to give delivery and are really inclined to disturbance, which may possibly induce abandonment.
Pinocchio, the father of the cubs, is divided from Chaska and the infants. He has access to his den and the bear yards which is noticeable to the community. This separation mimics behaviors of wild Andean bears as the male does not keep with the feminine and cubs.
“We can only consider how content Chaska is experience proper now. We know everyone will be so energized to meet up with the cubs when they are out on show, but until then, they can get sneak-peaks of them via our social media” mentioned Zoo Director Leonora Dillon.
This is the 3rd beginning for Chaska, who just turned 12 a long time old, but her 1st start of twins. As the cubs get a small even bigger all through the future month, they will be venturing outside the house, enabling visitors to see them.
By the Salisbury Zoo’s partnership with Ecuador, the Zoo has been in a position to proceed its very long-time period dedication to the conservation of this species. It is believed there are less than 10,000 Andean bears left in the wild. They are the only bear discovered in South America and dwell in the Andes Mountains area.
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