Black bears, Smoky and Bubba

Black Bear Birthday Party

Stone Zoo

Saturday, January 20, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Oh brother! Black bears Smoky and Bubba are celebrating their 12th birthday in January, and guests are invited to join the festivities! The bear exhibit will be decorated for the occasion and the brothers will enjoy birthday treats just for them. There will also be something sweet for guests, who can enjoy a slice of birthday cake (available for the first 200 people, first-come, first-served), provided by Sweet Spot Bakery.

Stop by the exhibit for Zookeeper Chats at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., and be sure to sign Smoky and Bubba’s giant birthday card!

Please note, bears will be on exhibit starting at 10:15 a.m.

Just "Fur" Fun

  • Come dressed for the occasion in your own black bear mask (shown here).
  • Zoodopt a black bear! Zoodopts support the care and feeding of our animals, and with each purchase, we'll bring a little of the Zoo to you!
  • Color a bear in our Kids' Corner.
  • Learn more about Stone Zoo's bears.