Tulsa Zoo Celebrates Brown Bear's Birthday - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

Tulsa Zoo Celebrates Brown Bear's Birthday

Posted: Updated:
People visited the zoo to wish Yukon a happy birthday and watch him open his grizzly gifts and eat his special birthday cake. People visited the zoo to wish Yukon a happy birthday and watch him open his grizzly gifts and eat his special birthday cake.

News On 6

TULSA, OK -- Yukon the Brown Bear celebrated his 28th birthday on Saturday at the Tulsa Zoo.

Lots of people visited the zoo to wish Yukon a happy birthday and watch him open his grizzly gifts and eat his special birthday cake.

Yukon was born February 2, 1981, at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, WA. He arrived to the Tulsa Zoo on August 3, 1985.

Yukon weighs more than 1,300 pounds.

Brown Bear Facts:

  • Males can reach a standing height of more than 10 feet and weigh up to 1,500 pounds.
  • Females are 20% - 30% smaller than males.
  • Cubs are born in January or February, usually 2-3 cubs, weighing only a pound at birth. Cubs stay with their mother for 2-3 years.
  • Average life spans in wild = 25-30 years, in captivity 30-40 years.

Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.