Wildlife Safari Gives New Bear Cub Tribal Name

Teddyy and Takelma playing at the Wildlife Safari photo 1After a one year old bear cub was discovered orphaned in a remote region of Alaska, Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon, and a team of biologists organized a mission to bring him into human care. In gratitude to the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians for sponsoring the bear’s transportation to Oregon, Wildlife Safari named the cub Takelma, after the Tribe’s traditional language.

“We want to thank the Cow Creek Umpqua Tribe for their support,” said Dan Van Slyke, executive director of Wildlife Safari. “They have been and continue to be an excellent partner for us.”

Visitors can see Takelma in the bear loop of the drive thru at Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon.

For more information, visit Wildlife Safari’s website or read the article from the News Review