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Black bears, Smoky and Bubba

Black Bear Birthday

Stone Zoo

Saturday, January 16, 09:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Oh brother! Black bears Smoky and Bubba are celebrating their 15th 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. Kids, sharpen your sleuth skills for our mobile scavenger hunt through the Zoo, starting at the bear exhibit!

Be sure to tune into our Facebook page at 9:15 a.m. for a peek at the party! Learn how Smoky and Bubba found their way to Stone Zoo, find out their favorite snacks, and discover how you can tell them apart. 

Please note, bears will be on exhibit starting at 9:15 a.m.

Buy Tickets Sign the bears' virtual birthday card!


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.