Times have been hard recently with the coronavirus situation. Even a simple shop has become a challenge as the day to day items have become luxuries.
Even here at the park changes have had to be made. However, it is nice that our thoughts can take us far away from these struggles and I believe I may have found a lovely little place to take you today.
Up at Little Himalayas, the newer end of the park, live our two moon bears Mika and Arroon. If you have visited us recently you may have noticed that only Arroon is on show and this is for a very good reason. Facebook followers of ours will already know our wonderful news. Little Himalayas is not only home to two Moon bears now but three!
Over the moon with our new moon bear cub
On 29th January Mika and Arroon became the proud parents of a lovely little cub and Mika has shown herself to be an excellent mum.
In this picture the baby bear’s head looks barely bigger than its mother’s nose. What it lacked in size however, it made up for in volume as it soon told mum when it wanted something.
18th February and it is starting to look like a proper little bear under the watchful eye of its doting mum.
It is this photo however that really shows a baby moon bear with a white crescent clearly marked on its chest.
Just over 7 weeks later it has grown fast and it is now in the stage where it is attempting to stand and walk so it’s only a matter of time before it’s giving mum a run for her money.
Whilst Mika has the important task of looking after her baby, Arroon is taking a more paws off approach but who can blame him its tiring work being a bear. It takes effort just getting out of bed.
World Bear Day is on 23rd March which is a celebration of all species of bear and we are delighted to introduce our own family of bears here at WWP today.