Joaquin the Andean Bear is Settling In

Joaquin is getting comfortable in his new home and getting to know his care team. Chat with Keeper Josh to learn all about Joaquin, Oja, and Andean bears in the wild!

Andean bears are the only bear species native to South America. Their diet is high is fruits which makes them important seed dispersers for native plants. They migrate seasonally with the fruiting plants and sow seeds through their droppings wherever they go!