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Black bears, Smoky and Bubba

Black Bear Birthday

Stone Zoo

February 18, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Black bears Smoky and Bubba are turning 18 and it'll be a roaring good time! 

Buy General Admission Tickets

Included with general Zoo admission. No additional purchase or reservation is required for Zoo members. Event takes place rain or shine! 

  • The bear habitat will be decorated for the occasion and the brothers will enjoy birthday enrichment created by their care team.
  • Sign a giant card for the birthday boys.
  • 10:00 a.m.: Get a front row seat to a training session with a member of the bears' care team.
  • 11:30 a.m.: Learn more about Smoky and Bubba and discover how you can tell these lookalikes apart!
  • Snap a selfie with our black bear mascot. 🐻

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