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5 cubs make debut at Bearizona Wildlife Park

Two of the five new bear cubs that have arrived at Bearizona Wildlife Park. (Source: Bearizona Wildlife Park) Two of the five new bear cubs that have arrived at Bearizona Wildlife Park. (Source: Bearizona Wildlife Park)
WILLIAMS, AZ (CBS5) -

It's the start of baby season at northern Arizona's Bearizona Wildlife Park.

Five black bear cubs born to two different mothers have arrived at the park in Williams, park officials said.

Visitors can watch the cubs in a special care area until May, when they will be released into their own enclosure that can be seen by a footpath through the park, the officials said.

Visitors to Bearizona can drive a scenic three-mile course in their own vehicle or coach witnessing many North American animals in their natural environment.

Visitors can also stroll through the forest along winding walkways to get an up-close look at baby and smaller animals in Fort Bearizona.

Black Bears commonly have two to four cubs per litter, and can nurse up to six cubs, the officials said.  Despite high birthrates, only four of ten cubs reach 1 year old. 

The 60 percent cub mortality rate is a result of starvation and depredation by male bears or other large carnivores, according to officials.

For more information, the Bearizona website.

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