Sex of Andean bear cub at Phoenix Zoo revealed - New York News

Sex of Andean bear cub at Phoenix Zoo revealed

Updated:

PHOENIX (AP) - Operators of the Phoenix Zoo have learned the sex of an Andean bear cub whose gender was a mystery for the last three months as zookeepers left the mother bear alone to bond with her baby.

The zoo says the cub born on Jan. 3 is a boy.

The cub hasn't yet been named.

Zookeepers left the mother bear named Rio and her cub alone as Rio became protective and didn't come out of the area where they lived.

The cub's sex was discovered last week as Rio went to another part of the area where the bears were living.

This gave zookeepers a chance to give the cub a quick once-over.

Rio had given birth to three cubs in the past, but those cubs died within about a week.

Follow this story: Andean bear at Phoenix Zoo gives birth to cub

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press modified.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Hope's Land of Candy

    Hope's Land of Candy

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:13:34 GMT
    Step through the doors of Hope's Land of Candy in Island Park, Long Island and you''ll be taking a trip back in time. There's no WIFI but they do have a Victrola piano. And then there's the candy.. lots and lots of it.
    Step through the doors of Hope's Land of Candy in Island Park, Long Island and you''ll be taking a trip back in time. There's no WIFI but they do have a Victrola piano. And then there's the candy.. lots and lots of it.
  • Subway bedbug infestations on the rise

    Subway bedbug infestations on the rise

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:48:09 GMT
    It appears the subway bedbug problem we've been reporting is getting worse. Commuters already have to contend with sweltering platforms, scurrying rats and packed train cars, and now there's another transit woe: fear of bedbugs.
    It appears the subway bedbug problem we've been reporting is getting worse. Commuters already have to contend with sweltering platforms, scurrying rats and packed train cars, and now there's another transit woe: fear of bedbugs.
  • West Indian Day Parade steps off amid shootings

    West Indian Day Parade steps off amid shootings

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:05:47 GMT
    The West Indian Day Parade is supposed to be a time of fun and excitement in celebration of Caribbean culture. However, several shootings near the parade has turned it into a day of tragedy for some.
    The West Indian Day Parade is supposed to be a time of fun and excitement in celebration of Caribbean culture. However, several shootings near the parade has turned it into a day of tragedy for some.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices