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On Friday Dec. 15th around 9:00 am  Munsey and Boda will be having a special holiday bear snack!  The photograph below is not a photograph of the snack that they’ll be getting.

So, if you’re in Marsfield and want to see Munsey and Boda get a special snack, stop by the Wildwood Zoo tomorrow morning!

And check out the special Christmas Enrichment activities at Wildwood Zoo on Sunday Dec. 17th, 10:00 am    https://www.facebook.com/events/162708524333896/

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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. 
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. 20171106_195341
“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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The weather conditions couldn’t of been better for Munsey and Boda to enjoy an early afternoon roll in the snow!  At times it looked as tho the Kodiak brothers might of had a snowball fight, as Boda’s face appeared to of been splattered with a huge snowball!

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The boys were extremely active when I stopped by to visit them, as they wrestled around in the fresh snow and explored the slushy ice pond in the Bear Woods.

These photographs were taken on Monday Dec.11th around 12:30 -1:30 pm.  My hands began to get very cold after about 30 minutes of exposure to the elements but the bears seemed comfortable playing around in the 20 degree weather.  Munsey’s weight is 680 lbs. and Boda’s weight is now 760 lbs.

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It appears that Munsey (standing over Boda) has defiantly learned a few new wrestling moves from watching “Animal Plant”! Munsey was holding his own whenever I’ve observed them wrestling!

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If you’d like to learn more about Munsey and Boda,  I’ll be happy to talk to you this Saturday  from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. at the Marshfield Mercantile located at 355 S. Central Ave., Marshfield, WI.

 

The public is invited to attend Christmas At Wildwood Zoo on Sunday Dec. 17th from 10 – 11:30 am.

The event will offer enrichment activities for the animals at  Wildwood Zoo in Marshfield!

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Join us December 17th at 10AM for Christmas at Wildwood Zoo!

We will be doing enrichment with the animals – giving them “gifts” and learning a little about them. Please meet near the Kodiak Bear Exhibit.

If you’d like to bring a gift for the Zoo animals, our wishlist:
• Apples
• Peanut butter
• Honey
• Mild spices
• Carrots
• 1 gallon Ziplock bags
• Raisins
• Jam/jelly
• Other produce
• Unsalted nuts
• 2 quart tupperware containers
• Gift Cards to area grocery stores or pet stores
• Frozen fish (no smoked or seasoned)
• Frozen beef, game meat, poultry
(no pork, smoked, or seasoned)

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To learn more go to the Wildwood Zoo Facebook page!

https://www.facebook.com/events/162708524333896/

 

I’m extremely honored to be involved with the UW Marshfield/ Wood County Campus Art Department serving as the Art Director for Art Gallery 450.  The video above segment depicts a sample of the artwork created in Professor Kitty Kingston’s Art Studio Courses.  The video segment listed below showcases the 2016 Fall semester  art students  and the 2017 Spring semester art students actively involved in the art studio courses offered at the UW Marshfield /Wood County Campus.

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The video clip above depicts Munsey, Boda and Dodge after they were rescued on Kodiak Island and taken to the Zoo in Anchorage.

The photographs (above the video clip)  were taken shortly after the cubs arrived at the Wildwood Zoo in Marshfield Wisconsin.

The video link below explains the rescue story of Munsey, Boda and Dodge and includes photographs of when the cubs were first rescued.  I also recommend that you check out the two links that are provided with this video, to learn about the Grand Opening and other information about the rescue of the Kodiak Bear Cubs.

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The link below is a video of Munsey and Boda’s first Birthday party that was celebrated at Wildwood Zoo in Marshfield, Wiscosnin.

Tree climbing is a favorite pass time for the cubs. Here are two video clips of Munsey and Boda climbing the tree’s.  The first video is of the cubs climbing in October 2015 and the other two video’s depict the cubs climbing the tree’s in April of 2017.

 

 

Munsey and Boda have a brother Dodge that lives at the To

ledo Zoo in Ohio. Dodge has bonded with two female Grizzly cubs.  To learn more about Dodge, go to the follwing links below.

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2016/03/02/3-bears-orphaned-in-wild-find-Toledo-Zoo-home-is-just-right.html

 

http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=wildlifenews.view_article&articles_id=773

 

http://www.13abc.com/content/news/Rescued-brown-bears-on-exhibit-at-the-Toledo-Zoo-383093881.html

 

 

 

 

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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.

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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.

Hours:
Friday, December 9 – Open 5:00-9:00pm
Saturday, December 10 – Open 12:00-9:00pm
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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.

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The observations window offers a unique opportunity for zoo guests to observe the Kodiak cubs. Munsey and Boda  especially enjoy interacting with the youngest guests visiting  Wildwood Zoo!   This photo and video above was taken in early October of 2016.

 

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DSC_3502This morning I spent a few hours photographing Munsey and Boda.  When I arrived at Wildwood Park and Zoo, the bears were inside eating while the zoo staff cleaned the outside habitat area.  I spent 30 minutes photographing a few of the other zoo animals, hoping that Munsey and Boda would make an appearance during my zoo visit.  So, I was thrilled to see the cubs emerge from their man made den this morning.   I spent almost two hours photographing the cubs play tag, hunt for their hidden treats  and wrestle with each other in the snow.  I was hoping that I’d  catch the cubs outside because I hadn’t hadn’t seen them in almost three weeks.  I had become so accustomed to seeing the cubs almost every day that those three weeks felt like three years.  I would have continued to take more photographs for another hour but my fingertips began to hurt from being exposed to the elements.   I’ve posted a few photographs from this mornings visit at the zoo.

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