Two Rivers Wildlife Park in Huntington, N.S., is having a birthday party Saturday to celebrate the first birthday of a bear who was facing the prospect of being euthanized just months ago.
Because of poor health and an enclosure that wouldn’t be big enough for his growing body, things weren’t looking good for Little Bear.
However, he’s turned the corner.
Park officials are holding a birthday party for him Saturday to help raise the final $9,000 to pay for a new cage.
The 40 by 40 foot enclosure is expected to cost $40,000.
Little Bear won’t have any problem being the centre of attention.
“He’s used to human contact. He loves the attention, everybody coming to see him,” said park attendant Jarrett Lewis.
Almost a year ago, it didn’t look like he’d be celebrating his first birthday.
The tiny 3.5-kilogram cub had pneumonia and was brought to the park by a Whycocomagh man who found him in the woods. The cub’s mother was later …