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Bear Habitat Opens at Turpentine Creek Refuge

Bear Habitat Opens at Turpentine Creek Refuge

EUREKA SPRINGS, Ar. — Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge will hold a grand opening of for their new grizzly bear habitat tomorrow. The bear, Bam Bam, will be introduced to his new enlarged habitat with a grand opening ceremony at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow morning.

Bam Bam will be moved from his current concrete and wire enclosure into his new half acre habitat. The new space features an in-ground swimming pool with a waterfall and will allow Bam Bam to feel the grass between his paws for the first time.

The renovation highlights TCWR’s goal of replacing all concrete enclosures with large natural habitats so that animals can run and play, explains TCWR president and founder Tanya Smith.

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge was founded in 1992 and is a non-profit organization. The refuge sits on 450-acres and is 7 miles south of Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Normal admission prices apply to this event, $15 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under, $10 for seniors and military members, and children under 3 get in free.

If you can’t make it to Eureka Springs, TCWR announced on their Facebook page that they will attempt their first live stream habitat opening at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow, visit their Facebook Page for more details. 

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