Archive for December, 2016

Check out the selection of Munsey and Boda Merchandise that’s for sale at this time.  A portion of the proceeds is donated to the Marshfield Wildwood Zoo. I also have a calendar with a selection of photographs of the Kodiak bear cubs, that includes the Grand-Opening and Betty Adler, Paul /Rogers and others involved in the Kodiak bear project (not pictured here at this time).

To purchase any of these items contact me at 715-387-6582 or email me at







Here are a list of new video’s to view on Munsey and Boda!


20161209_165305All decorated for the holidays! Ready for this weekends big fund raiser for BBBS (Big Brothers Big Sisters Organization)!

20161207_210301 You can help support the Big Brothers Big Sisters Organization by stopping in at Hub City Ice Cream Company  located at 1610 S. Central Ave. Marshfield, WI.


Please come out and support Big Brothers Big Sisters!
A limited selection of Munsey and Boda items will also be on sale and portion of the sales will go to help raise money for BBBS!                                                                                                  So check out the selection of coasters, greeting cards, journals and books!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Wood County is taking over Hub City Ice Cream! If you’ve been missing their delicious ice cream ever since they closed, this is your chance to cut those cravings and support a great cause all at the same time.

In addition to ice cream, we’ll be selling a variety of goodies, treats, and hot beverages.

Friday, December 9 – Open 5:00-9:00pm
Saturday, December 10 – Open 12:00-9:00pm
Sunday, December 11 – Open 12-9:00pm 20161207_171312





During the Winter months Munsey and Boda seem to be more interactive more frequently , then they are during the Summer months.  I’m sure with that Winter coat of fur, they are very comfortable in the winter season.

Notice the difference in the weight and growth of the Kodiak cubs since Feb. 15th, 2016 to Dec. 4th, 2016.  The Munsey’s  weight was 185 lbs. and Boda’s weight was 192 lbs. in Feb. 2016 . On Dec. 4th, Munsey weighs 460 lbs. and Boda weighs 495 lbs.

This video was taken on December 4th 2016.  Munsey weighs 460 lbs. and Boda weighs 495 lbs.

The boys really seemed to enjoy braking off chunks of icicles and munching on them, while they wait for their lunch to arrive.

Here is a link to the video of Munsey and Boda playing Tog of War with the fire hose! The video was taken in mid November of 2016.

The snack time video was also taken about the same time as the first video but it depicts how the zoo staff offer enrichment activities for the bears swimming through offering a different snack time experience every day.


On December 4th,  Munsey and Boda  could still enjoy the 32 degree weather while they collected and munched on icicles from their waterfall.

On the afternoon of  December 5th it was 30 degrees and the wind really picked up , so I  only spent 30 minutes at Wildwood Zoo.  The doors to the indoor bear den were opened for the boys, so they could go inside where they were protected from the elements.  Boda sat outside the door for about 10 minutes and the remaining time he sat in the door opening resting.  One of the photographs has little droplets covering the photograph. The droplets were created from the spray of the water from the waterfall as the strong winds began that afternoon.


On December 4th, 2016  Munsey and Boda enjoy exploring the new fallen snow!  Munsey enjoys rolling around in the white stuff and Boda enjoys running around the Bear Woods hoping for a wrestling match with Munsey.

Munsey  now weighs 460 lbs. and Boda weighs 490 bls. and with the extra winder coat of fur the bears look  more massive at 22 months of age.

Every day about noon the cubs move to the JP Adler Kodiak Bear Habitat area to wait for lunch.  The bears usually come up to the observation window to get a better view of the zoo staff as they leave their office to begin feeding the animals.  It appears that Munsey and Boda can smell their lunch as it’s being prepared by the staff!

I happened to have a cup of coffee on hand and even the coffee was of interest to Munsey that afternoon. adsc_3582-2016-12-4