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Pinocchio's Journey to the Salisbury Zoo

Posted: 11/03/2017 13:09:00 -04:00 Updated:
Salisbury Zoo officials are hoping their new bear Pinocchio will be able to mate with Chaska, pictured here, the female Andean bear that is currently at the zoo.  (Photo: WBOC) Salisbury Zoo officials are hoping their new bear Pinocchio will be able to mate with Chaska, pictured here, the female Andean bear that is currently at the zoo.  (Photo: WBOC)

The Salisbury Zoo is finally getting a new Andean bear from Ecuador, an important step toward helping preserve this endangered species. WBOC's Bill Mich and Chris Weimer are tagging along with Salisbury Zoo officials on their journey to Ecuador to pick up the male bear named "Pinocchio," who will be brought back to Salisbury to mate with the zoo's female bear "Chaska." Full coverage of Pinocchio's journey to Salisbury below. 

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    The Salisbury Zoo is finalizing preparations for the arrival of their latest addition.  An Andean bear named Pinocchio. 

    Salisbury Zoo Director Ralph Piland says Pinocchio has been on quite the journey over the last couple of days.  He traveled with zookeepers on a cargo plane from Ecuador to Miami and then spent roughly 16 hours in a truck to his new home on Delmarva.

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  • Salisbury Zoo Prepares for Pinocchio

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    SALISBURY, Md.- The Salisbury Zoo is finalizing preparations for the arrival of their latest addition. An Andean bear named Pinocchio. Salisbury Zoo Director Ralph Piland says Pinocchio has been on quite the journey over the last couple of dayMore
    The Salisbury Zoo is finalizing preparations for the arrival of its latest addition, an Andean bear named Pinocchio. The bear is set to arrive to Salisbury late Saturday.More
  • Salisbury Zoo Team Meets Pinocchio

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    Ian Shelley and Caleb Oliver, the zookeepers at the Salisbury Zoo, traveled two hours from Quito to Latacunga, Ecuador, to meet Pinocchio, the Andean bear, for the first time. WBOC's Chris Weimer reports.

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  • Visits to Andean Bear Conservation Area & Quito Zoo Before Pinocchio's Crate Is Ready

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    WBOC's Bill Mich and Chris Weimer visited a conservation area for Andean bears. The next stop was the Quito Zoo. Ian Shelley of the Salisbury Zoo that they are waiting for the crate that will transport Pinocchio, which is still in Ecuador customs. Pinocchio is being brought back to Salisbury where it will mate with the zoo's resident Andean bear, Chaska.

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    The Andean Bear is one of the world's most endangered species. Salisbury Zoo's male Andean bear passed away two years ago. Now, Salisbury Zoo is heading to Ecuador in order to bring back a new male Andean bear to mate with the zoo's lone, female bear. WBOC's Chris Weimer and Bill Mich are tagging along to document the whole process.

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  • Bear from South America Set to Arrive at Salisbury Zoo

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