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.
Our geriatric Andean bear, Worf, is Bringing the Zoo to You by demonstrating two of his favorite hobbies: eating plants and swimming in his pool! Andean bears are one of the most herbivorous… more ›
Balance is an important aspect of life, and Oja the Andean bear is very good at it! We’re Bringing the Zoo to You with some recent footage of Oja enjoying an enrichment item… more ›
Spring has sprung! Last week’s rain led to a lot of new growth from our Zoo’s grasses and plants. Many of our animals are enjoying the lusher foliage, including Worf the Andean bear.… more ›
Today we’re Bringing the Zoo to You with a behind the scenes look at training with Oja, the Andean bear! Keeper Josh uses positive reinforcement to work with Oja at the mesh barrier… more ›
Happy birthday, Oja! And happy anniversary! It’s been one year since Oja the Andean bear moved to Reid Park Zoo from Zoo Zurich in Switzerland, and this anniversary falls close to her birthday!… more ›
Oja and Worf, the Zoo’s two Andean bears are now visible in habitat together. However, in terms of getting to know each other, the bears have been taking it slow. Oja came… more ›