Big news! 14-year-old Rizzo, who has been at the Cincinnati Zoo since October of 1998, was supposed to be returning to her birthplace at the Buffalo Zoo, but it has just been announced that she and three Grizzly Bears will move to the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City, Utah. The new Rocky Shores exhibit, now under construction at Hogle Zoo, is set to open June 1.
Rocky Shores will occupy 3.5 acres across the zoo’s northwest corner. When complete, the attraction will feature the four bears along with seals, sea lions, river otters and bald eagles. There will be underwater viewing space and green space designed as a children’s play area.
Zoo officials are working to move Rizzo soon, before the heat of the summer.
|Rizzo and some of her fans at the Cincinnati Zoo
While the people of Salt Lake will be happy to have Rizzo as a new resident, her longtime Cincinnati companions Little One and Berit will miss her, I am sure, along with her many fans in the area.
|Rizzo shows some attitude!
Rizzo has lived at the Cincinnati Zoo since she was a one year old cub.
|Rizzo loves to play with her tyre.
|A smile - Rizzo is a happy girl
|Cincinnati will miss you, Rizzo!