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Saturday, June 3, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Be Bear Smart in the Pacific Northwest

Grizzly bear brothers Keema and Denali will ransack a mock backyard and mock campsite in their exhibit to show us what happens when you don’t properly clean up or bear-proof your outdoor living spaces. Zookeepers and conservation experts will be on hand to teach you the safety tips you can follow to avoid dangerous encounters like this in your yard or on your next camping or hiking adventure. 

Through the zoo's Living Northwest conservation program, the spotlight also shines on other Pacific Northwest native wildlife with activities to help you learn how to coexist with wolves, raptors, butterflies and more.


Enter A Free Drawing

First Prize

A behind-the-scenes visit with the zoo’s grizzly bears!

Second Prize

A reusable bag stocked with Northwest goodies from the ZooStore including Save Our Wolves coffee, a plush wolf and t-shirt, an American Indian carved bowl, and a couple of small, turtle and bear marble figures.


Conservation Action

Stop by the Living Northwest tent, take a conservation action, and receive a copy of the book “We Are the Arctic,” while supplies last!


Schedule of activities

10:30 am: Wolf Haven Talk - Wolves (N. Trail)

11:00 am: Backyard Birthday Demo - Bears (N. Trail)

11:30 am: Raptor Free Flight program

12:00 - 2:00 pm: Western Pond Turtles in Living NW Tent - North Meadow

12:30 pm: Pollinator garden Q&A in Living NW Tent - North Meadow

12:30 pm: River Otter talk and enrichment - Otters (N. Trail)

1:00 pm: Animal Ambassador Program at the Alvord Broadleaf Theater

2:00 pm: Unsafe Campground Demo - Bears (N. Trail)

2:00 pm: Raptor Free Flight program

2:30 pm: Wolf Haven/Keeper Talk - Wolves (N. Trail)




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