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Great Plains Zoo to Welcome New Bear Cubs

Meet two soon-to-be Great Plains Zoo residents! These two cubs were orphaned near Cold Bay, Alaska, and will arrive in Sioux Falls later this month after a temporary stay at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage. The male and female cubs are approximately one year old, and will be viewable to the public when the new Brown Bear exhibit opens later this spring. The cubs will join two other “rescue” bears, Juneau and Sitka, who are currently cared for by the Indianapolis Zoo until construction is complete on our new exhibit. Stay tuned for more information about our four new Brown Bears in the coming weeks and months! 

  • Love this zoo! Great place to get a walk in and the animals are everywhere! The museum/indoor part is very educational too. Has a lot of shade for when it's hot out. Very clean. Friendly staff.

    Taylor FSioux Falls
  • We love to visit the zoo. They have great outdoor exhibits and lots to do inside as well. Great for kids and adults.

    Robin A
  • Lots of great exhibits and animals to see! Fun gift shop and learning center.

    Stephanie N
  • A really great zoo featuring some exotic species and I liked the focus on conservancy/breeding to preserve species for the rhinos. The safari area's cheetah was awesome to see. During a week day going, it was quite open to walk around and enjoy without too much crowding.

    Joseph H
  • The museum gives you a break from the sun on hot summer days and has a great selection of animal exhibits from around the world. ¬†The zoo keeps growing and adding new animal habitats or improving existing ones. ¬†Membership offers reciprocal benefits to other zoos around the country.

    Bill T