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… more ›
Come Meet Joaquin! Reid Park Zoo members got a first opportunity to meet a new addition this morning. Joaquin the Andean bear recently arrived at Reid Park Zoo and has been spending time… more ›
Welcome Home, Joaquin! We are beary excited to introduce you to Joaquin the Andean bear — or should we say reintroduce you! Joaquin was born at Reid Park Zoo in 2002. He has… more ›
Welcome Back, Oja! Andean Bear Oja has returned to her habitat, which recently got a bit of a makeover as part of Zoo improvements made possible with tax funding. Oja is exploring her new space, finding… more ›
Happy Birthday, Oja! Oja the Andean bear recently celebrated her 7th birthday! Her care team prepared treats and treasures for her to discover on her special day, including a smeared heart made from… more ›
Bears are great at building cozy beds to rest in, and today Oja the Andean bear is perfecting one of her beds. Watch to the end to see Oja’s paws flop around when she… more ›
Need a calming video to nap to? Enjoy this video of Oja the Andean bear slowly falling asleep.
Worf the Andean bear may be elderly, but he still enjoys engaging with enrichment items! This purple toy has some treats hidden inside that will fall out as Worf knocks it around.
Every animal has a different personality and preferences. For example, Oja the Andean bear likes to dip her legs into the pool to cool off, but doesn’t often fully swim like our other… more ›
Today we’re bringing you another calm moment with one of our residents. Take a minute to relax with Oja the Andean bear as she listens to the sounds of the Zoo.