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First male cub among triplets born at Hollywild

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Monday, March 3, 2014

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Here's looking at you! A baby cub, part of a litter of three, was born at Hollywild Animal Park on Jan. 11.

Julie McCombs

Here's looking at you! A baby cub, part of a litter of three, was born at Hollywild Animal Park on Jan. 11.



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The cubs nap together in a bucket to promote closeness.

Julie McCombs

The cubs nap together in a bucket to promote closeness.



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The cubs are cuddly and easy to handle at this age.

Julie McCombs

The cubs are cuddly and easy to handle at this age.



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In nearly two months the cubs have developed hefty paws and some sharp nails.

Julie McCombs

In nearly two months the cubs have developed hefty paws and some sharp nails.



Triplets, including the first male cub born at Hollywild Animal Park in its 42 years, arrived Jan. 11 to Ramses, 26, and Giza, 14. The triplets, two females and the male, are the third set of offspring of the pair.

Giza gave birth to female triplets, Amalia, Samra and Malika, in 2012 and gave birth to Syriana Nyeff, another female cub, in 2012.

Visitors will have to opportunity to see the bears at multiple stages of development this season.

The public is invited to name the cubs via email forms available at Hollywild’s website. Deadline for submissions is March 30 and names will be announced April 1.

The cubs’ first public appearance will be an International Earth Day Celebration on March 22 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Hollywild is open this month on weekends ($10 adults, ages 14+ and $8 for children). All animals are not out yet but visitors have full access to all park amenities.

Beginning April 1 Hollywild will be open weekdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and weekends 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

• Encounters with the bears are available at $50 per person for 30 minutes. Call Linda Poole 864-472-2038.

• Keri Trull has been hired as animal staff supervisor providing administrative and animal care support.

 

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