The Salisbury Zoo has double the factors to rejoice with the announcement that its woman Andean bear, Chaska, has provided delivery to twins.
On Sunday, Jan. 16, Chaska gave birth to twin boys. Newborn bears are extremely fragile. At beginning, Andean bear cubs weigh much less than a pound and will not open their eyes for extra than a thirty day period, so the last two months have been important as mom and the cubs bonded.
Andean bears desire quiet and seclusion to give delivery and are really susceptible to disturbance, which may possibly lead to abandonment.
Pinocchio, the father of the cubs, is separated from Chaska and the toddlers. He has obtain to his den and the bear yards which is visible to the general public. This separation mimics behaviors of wild Andean bears as the male does not continue to be with the female and cubs.
“We can only envision how content Chaska is sensation right now. We know every person will be so excited to fulfill the cubs at the time they are out on exhibit, but till then, they can get sneak-peaks of them via our social media” said Zoo Director Leonora Dillon.
This is the 3rd delivery for Chaska, who just turned 12 decades outdated, but her 1st beginning of twins. As the cubs get a tiny more substantial during the subsequent month, they will be venturing outside the house, enabling website visitors to see them.
As a result of the Salisbury Zoo’s partnership with Ecuador, the Zoo has been in a position to proceed its lengthy-term motivation to the conservation of this species. It is estimated there are much less than 10,000 Andean bears still left in the wild. They are the only bear uncovered in South The us and are living in the Andes Mountains area.
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