(HARPURSVILLE, NY) -- Animal Adventure & Black Bear Winery have teamed up to bring Broome County something vicious and delicious – new bear cubs and a new bear-themed wine; Two Bears. Animal Adventure Owner Jordan Patch and Black Bear Winery Owners will make the exciting announcement at a special event from 1:00 PM to 3:00PM on Saturday, April 9th, 2016, at Black Bear Winery, 248 County Road 1, Chenango Forks, New York 13746, with the announcement at 1:30PM. The event will have animal meet & greets, bear crafts for kids, wagon rides, and or course, tastings. “Any time locally owned businesses can collaborate, it is the start of something wonderful,” said Animal Adventure owner Jordan Patch. “Even better, is when two agriculturally-based businesses, work together to produce and provide new products and services, and continue the agenda of agritourism- which is something close to my heart.”
The honey and apple wine, named Two Bears, will capture the taste buds of human and bears alike. A portion of each sale will support the new home of Harpur & Cole -- Animal Adventure’s black bear cubs. Cole, now 11 weeks old, has come to Animal Adventure from a zoo in Pennsylvania, after the mother produced only one cub and soon after neglected to continue nursing. Cole entered Patch's care March 9th and has been growing by leaps and bounds. Cole's future mate, not yet acquired, will be named Harpur, both named after their new respective home, in the Harpursville and Colesville area. The search for Harpur is on! Animal Adventure has been in contact with NYS DEC, acknowledging their readiness for an orphaned female cub - should the situation arrive. Animal Adventure has also reached out to other states and animal parks to make them aware of the home ready for Harpur.
Black Bear Facts: Height: 2-3 feet at shoulders Length: 4-7 feet from nose to tip of tail Weight: Males weigh an average of 150-300 lbs, females are smaller. Exceptionally large males have been known to weigh 500-600 lbs. Lifespan: Average lifespan is around ten-fifteen years, though black bears can live upward of 30 years in the wild. Cub Life: At the age of about 10 weeks, the cubs become mobile and will leave the den with mom. Her first lesson for the cubs is how to climb trees, in the event of danger. The claws of cubs are quite long, sharp, and already capable of inflicting damage or grappling a tree.