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WSU Bear Research Center Open House Offers Chance to Meet Bear Cubs

Posted by struscott | April 5, 2007

Visitors to the Washington State University Bear Research Center will have a rare opportunity for a close look at two young bear cubs at the center’s Open House on Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

One of the two new bear cubs born this winter at the WSU Bear Center. Photo by Kathy Barnard, CAHNRS & WSU Extension Marketing, News, and Educational Communications
One of the two new bear cubs born this winter at the WSU Bear Center. Photo by Kathy Barnard, CAHNRS & WSU Extension Marketing, News, and Educational Communications

Staff-guided tours of the Bear Center will be available. “It’s a chance for the general public to get within inches of the bears,” said center director Charlie Robbins. The bear cubs are new to the center, which also houses several adults.

Bear Center faculty and staff will also be on hand to talk about bear biology, conservation and research. T-shirts will be available for purchase. Proceeds from the sale of T-shirts go toward the support of the WSU Bear Center’s research, education and conservation programs.

The event is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted. The event is offered in conjunction with WSU’s annual Mom’s Weekend, held this year April 13 – 15.

The WSU Bear Center is located at the junction of Grimes Way and Airport Road in Pullman, WA. More information about the center is available on the Bear Center web site.

Learn more about the WSU Bear Center by watching this video narrated by Dr. Lynne Nelson