VIDEO | Celebrate birthday No. 6 today, Saturday, Jan. 25 with Lewis and Clark at Shalom Wildlife Sanctuary

January 25, 2020 – West Bend, WI – They’re a couple of big ole babies and Saturday, January 25 Lewis and Clark will celebrate their sixth birthday at Shalom Wildlife Sanctuary, 1901 Shalom Drive. 

The Syrian brown bears were adopted by David and Lana Fechter six years ago.  “When we got them they weighed four pounds and lived with us in our house,” said David Fechter. “At a month old they had to move outside and today they have an acre to live and each tips the scale at 600 pounds.”


The celebration will include cards, pies, a couple pail-size containers of peanut butter and a large chocolate cake with frosting.

In 2018 Clark put on a show and, like a kid, licked every pie, put his paw in the cake and then took a roll in the mix of melons, apples and celery.

The highlight came when Clark found great fun playing with… of all things, the box. (See video below)  There were cheers of laughter as he swung his head around trying to escape the cardboard container.

“They really are a lot like people,” said Fechter.

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Don’t miss Lewis and Clark’s 6th “Birthday Party Bash and Smash” is this Saturday, January 25 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Bring a treat for the boys. They love grapes, oranges, celery, carrots, marshmallows, honey, peanut butter and jelly.
When you arrive put your gift for the bears in a large sleigh. The sleigh will be located by the check-in counter.
At 1:15 p.m. the sleigh full of goodies will be taken into Lewis and Clark’s exhibit, and at 1:30 pm they will be set free to enjoy their presents.

Admission is $12.50 adult, $10.00 senior, $8.00 child 2 years old and younger is free.

There will be free hot cocoa, cookies and a camp fire afterwards.

The entire zoo is open this day but due to the ice and snow, at this point in time this will be a walking only event.

Last entry to the zoo is at 2 p.m.

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