Sloth bear cub leaving Idaho Falls Zoo

Posted: 12:35 PM, May 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-04 14:35:11-04
Sloth bear cub leaving Idaho Falls Zoo

Idaho Falls Zoo officials say their sloth bear cub will soon be leaving for an Arkansas zoo -- as part of a Species Survival Plan.

Idaho Falls Zoo Education Curator Sunny Katseanes says “Pabu,” the sloth bear cub, was born at the Idaho Falls Zoo in November, 2016.

She describes “Pabu” as a mischievous cub who loves to eat and has “quite a sweet tooth.”

Reports say he will be moved to the Little Rock Zoo in Arkansas to participate in the Species Survival Plan, a program that aims to save potentially endangered species by moving animals for breeding purposes.

Although the Idaho Falls Zoo is small, Katseanes says they have about 47 different species that participate in the program.

Zoo staff say Pabu’s rambunctious personality will be missed.

(by Associated Press)