Tag Archive: Kodiak Bear Cubs


I’m not sure where the time has gone but Munsey and Boda are 3 years old today!

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These two sweet hearts have had many adventures since they were born and it’s a blessing in it’s self that the cubs survived after their mother was shot illegally. Five days after their mother was killed the cubs were rescued by the Dodge Hunting party assisted by Nate Svobda and nursed back to health by the Anchorage Zoo staff and the rest is history!

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To learn more about Munsey and Boda, check out the books I’ve written documenting the growth and development of these two wonderful Kodiak bears. To purchase these books send an email to wendlandtsusan@gmail.com

My first choice for this book was KODIAK STRIPPER  but I thought that might give people the wrong idea about what might be hiding between the covers of my book!
The Kodiak bears are very good at stripping the bark off the tree’s and the cubs have  even destroyed a few tree’s in both the JP Adler Kodiak Bear Exhibit and the Bear Woods Habitat Area.
My new book “BRANCH MANAGEMENT” can be purchased this Saturday, December 16th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, at the Marshfield Mercantile located at 355 S. Central Ave. Marshfield, WI. I will also have the rest of my Kodiak Bear merchandise (coasters, journals, cards and books) as well as my limited edition greeting cards, art journals and a selection small original prints / collages. 
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“BRANCH MANAGEMENT” offers the reader 20 pages of photographs documenting the growth and development of Marshfield’s beloved Kodiak bear cubs (Munsey and Boda).  The photographs depict the close relationship the Kodiak bears have with trees.
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A selection of my limited edition art cards  can be purchased this Saturday, December 16th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, at the Marshfield Mercantile located at 355 S. Central Ave. Marshfield, WI.
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I will also have the rest of my Kodiak Bear merchandise (coasters, journals, cards and books) as well as my limited edition greeting cards, art journals and a selection small original prints / collages.
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Prices range from $3.00 to $30.00. Please stop by and take a peek at the section of artwork and photographs that range from the documentation of the two rescued Kodiak bear cubs to original and reproduction prints.
My new book “BRANCH MANAGEMENT” has arrived and can be purchased this Saturday, December 16th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, at the Marshfield Mercantile located at 355 S. Central Ave. Marshfield, WI. I will also have the rest of my Kodiak Bear merchandise (coasters, journals, cards and books) as well as my limited edition greeting cards, art journals and a selection small original prints / collages. 
Prices range from $3.00 to $30.00. 
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This 605 lbs. Kodiak cub loves his snack time!  Munsey always eats his meals and snacks as slowly as he possibly can do so, enjoying every morsel he of food during  meal and snack time!

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It can take Munsey up to 30 minutes to eat his breakfast, while Boda almost inhales every meal and he isn’t a happy camper when he has to watch Munsey  slowly eating his meal .

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Boda defiantly missed his dance partner (brother Munsey)!  These two enjoy wrestling around the Bear Woods at the Marshfield Wildwood Zoo as documented on the morning of Tuesday October 3rd.

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One of the best time of day to watch Munsey and Boda play together is in the morning between 9:30 am to 11:00 am.

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To learn more about the rescued Kodiak bear cubs, you can purchase a hard cover book for $25 that documents the growth and development of Munsey and Boda since they arrived at Wildwood Zoo in October of 2015.

adsc_7532_4667 These products will be on sale during the 2017 Northwoods Studio Tour! The iMAGiNETHAT Art Studio is #12 on the guide map, of the self- guided NWAT  brochure.

 

 

 

Over the past two years I’ve been documenting two majestic Kodiak bear cubs rescued from Kodiak Island in Alaska.  They’ve been such an inspiration to me that I’ve included the cubs in my blogs and have written books about their growth and development.

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If you stop in at the iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio, you’ll find a wide selection of bear related items.  So, please stop by and explore my art studio on October 6th,7th and 8th, 2017.  iMAGiNETHAT Art Studio is #12 on the Northwoods Art Tour (a self- guided tour).  To learn more about all the talented artists on the art tour go to http://www.northwoodsarttour.com.

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I photographed these paws on 9/28/2017, while Munsey and Boda were napping by the observation window located in the JP Adler Kodiak Bear Exhibit area.  I didn’t think of measuring these powerful paws at the time but in the future I’ll bring along a string to take measurements and document the growth of the paws.

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After six weeks of separation, today is the  fourth day that  Munsey and Boda have been placed together in one habitat area.  The cubs appear to be very happy to be together again once again! DSC_4942

(left to right) Munsey and Boda sitting in the JP Adler Kodiak Bear Exhibit, waiting for breakfast to be delivered by the zoo staff.

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Today (9 /29/ 2017) I found the cubs play wrestling after they had their breakfast and snacks.  The cubs play wrestled for about 30 minutes, afterwards they cooled off in the Bear Pond.

(photo’s below) On the first day together I found the cubs napping in their indoor den area.  Afterwards the cubs swam in the bear pond and explored the swimming pool / bog area while Steve burns the head zookeeper was repairing the pump system.

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Munsey was one joyful bear this morning as he lunged into the pond located at Marshfield Wildwood Zoo’s,  Bear Woods habitat area!  He swam, played with the beer keg and had taken multiple long baths during the three hours I spent documenting the bears this morning!

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