New signage is on display in front of the Bear Woods section of the Kodiak Bear Exhibit at Wildwood Zoo.  A team in Kodiak, AK and a team in Marshfield, WI. collaborated to create the new signage and the public can expect more  Kodiak bear signage to be added in the near future.



This morning, Steve Burns ( Zookeeper at Wildwood Zoo) informed me that Boda’s  weight is  415 pounds while Munsey ‘s weight is 400 pounds. I secretly keep hoping that one day in the near future Munsey will gain enough weight and catch up to Boda weight.

The photograph on the left was taken in October of 2015  ( the cubs weight last October was 120 – 130 pounds) and the photograph on the right was taken today.  It’s been amazing to observe the growth and development the cubs have made since they first arrived almost one year ago.

(photograph on the left taken in October 2015) When the cubs crossed over the Floyd & Pat Hammus Bridge for the first time the cubs were lost behind the signage on the bridge. (photographs on the right taken this morning)  Today the bears can be seen as they cross over the bridge.  I’m looking forward to documenting the continued growth and development of the cubs over the next few years.


While visiting  Munsey and Boda this morning I had the opportunity meet a few zoo guests and share some information with them about the cubs.