Construction & Cougars & Bears – oh my!

Welcome home (not so) little ones!

As an accredited zoological facility, we put animals first - always. That’s why when two pairs of orphaned siblings lost their mothers in tragic accidents, we stepped in to ensure they had a place to call home. Without a mother to provide protection, food, and care, young animals have a slim chance of surviving in the wild. Recently, two Alaskan brown bear cubs and two puma kittens have become the newest additions to our Zoo family! It is our utmost priority to ensure these critters are well-cared for and content in their new surroundings.

Speaking of new surroundings, construction has officially started!

The old bear den and other exhibits on the West side of Kingsbury Creek are currently undergoing renovations. Once complete, the bear cubs and puma will have brand new spaces to explore this fall! This is the first phase of the Bear Country project and the second phase is slated to begin construction this winter with an anticipated opening date in the first half of 2020.

Did you know it costs $75 per day to feed two bear cubs?

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we rely on the support of our members, community, and donors to provide the best care to all of the animals that call the Lake Superior Zoo home. Donors like you make it possible for us to make a positive impact in the lives of not only animals and nature, but also educating over 20,000 people per year on the importance of conserving wildlife both here and around the world.

So to thank you for your continued help and support, we are offering exclusive gifts and experiences to meet Banks & Tundra (brown bears) and Olympia & Tacoma (cougars)!

  • $1-$99: Name on designated plaque at bear exhibit
  • $100-$249: Name on designated plaque at bear exhibit and commemorative photo of puma and bears
  • $250-$499: Name on designated plaque at bear exhibit, commemorative photo of puma and bears, behind-the-scenes tour for four to meet the new puma
  • $500-$1,499: Name on designated plaque at bear exhibit, commemorative photo of puma and bears, behind-the-scenes tour for four to meet the new bear cubs
  • $1,500+: Name on designated plaque at bear exhibit, commemorative photo of puma and bears, behind-the-scenes tour for four to meet the new puma, behind-the-scenes tour for four to meet the new bear cubs, invitation to exclusive grand opening event

We are excited to watch the bear cubs and puma grow up and can’t wait to share the memories with you. Be the first in Duluth to meet the newest additions by donating today!