Tag Archive: Kodiak Bears


Boda defiantly missed his dance partner (brother Munsey)!  These two enjoy wrestling around the Bear Woods at the Marshfield Wildwood Zoo as documented on the morning of Tuesday October 3rd.

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One of the best time of day to watch Munsey and Boda play together is in the morning between 9:30 am to 11:00 am.

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To learn more about the rescued Kodiak bear cubs, you can purchase a hard cover book for $25 that documents the growth and development of Munsey and Boda since they arrived at Wildwood Zoo in October of 2015.

adsc_7532_4667 These products will be on sale during the 2017 Northwoods Studio Tour! The iMAGiNETHAT Art Studio is #12 on the guide map, of the self- guided NWAT  brochure.

 

 

 

Over the past two years I’ve been documenting two majestic Kodiak bear cubs rescued from Kodiak Island in Alaska.  They’ve been such an inspiration to me that I’ve included the cubs in my blogs and have written books about their growth and development.

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If you stop in at the iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio, you’ll find a wide selection of bear related items.  So, please stop by and explore my art studio on October 6th,7th and 8th, 2017.  iMAGiNETHAT Art Studio is #12 on the Northwoods Art Tour (a self- guided tour).  To learn more about all the talented artists on the art tour go to http://www.northwoodsarttour.com.

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I photographed these paws on 9/28/2017, while Munsey and Boda were napping by the observation window located in the JP Adler Kodiak Bear Exhibit area.  I didn’t think of measuring these powerful paws at the time but in the future I’ll bring along a string to take measurements and document the growth of the paws.

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After six weeks of separation, today is the  fourth day that  Munsey and Boda have been placed together in one habitat area.  The cubs appear to be very happy to be together again once again! DSC_4942

(left to right) Munsey and Boda sitting in the JP Adler Kodiak Bear Exhibit, waiting for breakfast to be delivered by the zoo staff.

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Today (9 /29/ 2017) I found the cubs play wrestling after they had their breakfast and snacks.  The cubs play wrestled for about 30 minutes, afterwards they cooled off in the Bear Pond.

(photo’s below) On the first day together I found the cubs napping in their indoor den area.  Afterwards the cubs swam in the bear pond and explored the swimming pool / bog area while Steve burns the head zookeeper was repairing the pump system.

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Munsey was one joyful bear this morning as he lunged into the pond located at Marshfield Wildwood Zoo’s,  Bear Woods habitat area!  He swam, played with the beer keg and had taken multiple long baths during the three hours I spent documenting the bears this morning!

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Please take a few minutes to view some of the new pages that I added to my blog today.  At the top of my website, I’ve added pages that showcase the following three themes: Munsey and Boda Merchandise – Artwork Gallery and Photography.

 

 

The cubs had a great time playing with their toy’s in the pool located at the JP Adler Kodiak Bear Exhibit.

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Of course they enjoy playing with their all time favorite toy, the fire hose!  They played with the fire hose for at least two hour’s today!

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This is Sara, one of the newer staff members at Marshfield’s Wildwood Zoo and she’s delivering a selection of fruity ice bear pops as a snack for Munsey and Boda to enjoy during the summer months.

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The boys love these fruity ice pops made with fresh fruit that’s been blended and frozen in a freezer a few few days before being served to Munsey and Boda.

It appears that it takes the cubs a bit longer to eat the frozen fruit compared to the regular fruit and veggie’s they get for snacks.

 

 

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Today Munsey and Boda offered zoo guest’s an up close and personal experience to interact via the large observation window at Wildwood Zoo in Marshfield, Wisconsin.

Both the young and the young at heart love interacting with Munsey and Boda!

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On Saturday, May 13th Munsey and Boda spent a few hours floating and playing with the metal beer keg in the pond located in the Bear Woods habitat area at Wildwood Zoo in Marshfield Wisconsin.aDSC_3487

The Kodiak bear’s seemed almost well behaved as they shared the empty beer keg.

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I often wonder if Munsey and Boda can smell the remains of the beer inside the keg.aDSC_3564

Of course  Munsey and Boda have to hug each other /wrestle each other in the water as well as on land!  On their most active days the bears will play tag and  wrestle with each other every 20 to 30 minutes. The interaction can last anywhere from 2 minutes to 10 minutes.

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Since the bears have such a heightened sense of smell, I wonder if they can identify what their brother has eaten for a meal that day?  The specific action between the two bears is considered a positive interaction.