Bearizona is proud to announce the arrival of the first cub ever to be born at Bearizona Wildlife Park in Williams, AZ. He was named “Doc” in honor of Doc Casey, CEO Sean Casey’s father. “Doc” was born in the middle of January (as was Sean’s dad) and removed from the den on February 28, 2011. He will join another cub that was rescued from Missouri earlier this month and they will play together all summer in Fort Bearizona (the walking portion of the park).
Currently, Doc and his buddy the Missouri bear “Itty” are on exhibit in the gift shop for visitors to get a very up-close look before they will move into their own exhibit later in the season. “The cubs grow up fast and will outgrow their gift shop exhibit quickly so visitors who want to get this special up-close look should plan their visit as soon as possible” says Sean Casey. Casey is anticipating the cubs will move into their own exhibit sometime in April.
With Spring Break approaching, the bear cubs give visitors one more reason to add a Bearizona adventure to their Spring Break plans. Bearizona is a half hour west of Flagstaff and only two hours northwest of Phoenix.
Bearizona opened for the 2011 season March 1, 2011 and is open every day of the week. Bearizona entertained over 90,000 visitors in 2010 and expects that number to increase significantly this year. The park is thankful to the City of Williams and all of Arizona for their support. Bearizona has over 2,700 fans on their Facebook page (www.facebook.com/bearizona). Bearizona posts park updates and pictures regularly on Facebook.