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FedEx flies orphan bears to Oakland

[ June 29, 2018   //   ]

They may feature on the California flag but grizzly bears are few and far between in most of the US these days. They are however a little more plentiful in Alaska and two grizzly and two brown bear cubs recently made their way from Anchorage to Oakland aboard a FedEx Express aircraft.

The orphaned cubs, all one-year-old boys, came from mothers who were deemed public threats by the Alaska Department of Fish and Wildlife. Since the cubs could not be released back into the wild, the Oakland Zoo built them a 2.5-acre natural habitat in the new California Trail expansion. It comes equipped with a pool, a waterfall, several dens and trees for climbing.

FedEx donated its services for this special delivery as part of the FedEx Cares “Delivering for Good” effort, which supports the movement of rescued and endangered animals.

Visit the oaklandzoo.org/california-trail for more information about these p-awesome cubs and the California Trail.

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