Black bear siblings arrive at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Staff writerMay 14, 2014 


A pair of black bear siblings who arrived at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park Tuesday have distinct personalities.

The brother and sister came to the park from Topeka Zoo, where they lived since they were orphaned as cubs in Oregon.

Now six, the bears are settling into their new home in Eatonville.

The sister is known for running up to a 10-foot tall tree stump, and jumping to sit on top of it, Topeka zookeeper Jamie Petrie said.

Her brother is more into lounging in his water pool, and standing tall to scratch his back against trees.

Both love peanut butter.

They are the third and fourth bears at the park, joining two grizzlies there.

After they settle in, the bears will be moved to their new one-acre exhibit.

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