Joaquin, an 18-year-old Andean bear, is back at Reid Park Zoo after being born there in 2002.
The roughly 400-pound bear's most recent home was the Philadelphia Zoo, but he was returned to Tucson after being deemed a potential breeding partner for Oja, Reid Park Zoo's female Andean bear.
The zoo held a special welcoming for Joaquin, whose furry parents were Reid Park Zoo's own Worf and Lucy, the morning of Oct. 19, 2021.
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The bull got loose in Rita Ranch and police tweeted a photo of the animal casually grazing on some scrub grass among the gravel along a home’s front lawn.
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