Boo In The Zoo: Bring A Pumpkin For A Bear!

Big Bear, Ca, October 27, 2011, 12:00pm - This weekend children of all ages can go trick or treating at the Moonridge Animal Park.  The 10th annual “Boo in the Zoo” will take place on Saturday, October 29th from 1:00 to 5:00pm.  Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in costume, and take part in the costume parade and contest.  The event … [Read more...]

Moonridge Animal Park Hosts Wolf Awareness Day

Big Bear, Ca, October 14, 2011, 12:00pm - Tomorrow is Wolf Awareness Day at the Moonridge Animal Park.  The Zoo volunteers and staff will dispel myths about wolves and inform attendees of their importance within the circle of life.  There will be arts and crafts activities for children, giving them the chance to make a hand puppet or a wolf … [Read more...]

Birthday Party for Big Bear’s Wolf Puppy Pack

Big Bear, Ca March 26, 2011 3:00 pm - In April 2 years ago, the Moonridge Animal Park welcomed 9 new babies.  Five male and 4 female wolf pups were born to parents Navarre and Wakiza at Big Bear’s zoo.  In celebration of the wolves' birthday, the Animal Park will be having a party on Saturday, April 9, from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm.  Gift boxes … [Read more...]

Moonridge Animal Park Fundraiser “Blues for the Zoo” August 7, 2010


Big Bear Lake, CA, July 16, 2010, 3:00pm - The Moonridge Animal Park turns 50 this year. To help celebrate the zoo’s golden anniversary of providing sanctuary and rehabilitation for orphaned and injured alpine wildlife is a special benefit concert “Blues for the Zoo”.  Internationally recognized blues artists take the stage lakeside at … [Read more...]

Escrow Closes on New Zoo Property; Community Input on Relocation Project to Be Sought in August or September

Big Bear Lake, CA -- County Supervisor Neil Derry has just announced the purchase of a 10.4 acre parcel of land in lower Moonridge, to relocate and expand the Moonridge Animal Park, as escrow on the $2 million property closed this week. For nearly a decade, the zoo relocation project has been in various stages of discussion and implementation with … [Read more...]

Recreation and Park District’s Advisory Commission Meet to Discuss Park Funding, Skatepark and Zoo

Big Bear Valley, CA -- The Advisory Commission for the Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District—which, at present, includes Don Pletcher, Kathryn Poole, Gloria Rose, Bob Ybarra and, as of April, Helen Stearns—convenes for their monthly meeting this evening at 5pm at the Big Bear Senior Center. This evening’s meeting is scheduled to … [Read more...]

May’s Third Week Meetings Include DWP, BBVRPD, BVUSD, BVCHD, MWD and SPOA

Big Bear Valley, CA -- In addition to today’s meetings of the Big Bear City Community Services District and the Big Bear Lake Fire Protection District, there are a slew of civic meetings taking place in this, May’s third week. The Department of Water and Power Board of Commissioners now, as of May, meet on the third Tuesday of the month, so … [Read more...]

New Zoo Review: County Supervisors Approve Purchase of Golf-Course Adjacent Land for Moonridge Animal Park

Big Bear Lake, CA -- After 50 years in Moonridge, the Moonridge Animal Park is moving—to Moonridge. The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, the governing body which oversees the Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District responsible for the zoo, approved the $2 million purchase of a 10.46 acre parcel at the opposite end of the golf … [Read more...]

Moonridge Animal Park May Move–to the Other End of the Golf Course; Purchase of 10+ Acre Parcel on County Supervisors’ Agenda

Big Bear Lake, CA -- After 50 years in Moonridge, the Moonridge Animal Park is slated for a new location—this one on the northern, rather than southern, end of Big Bear Mountain Resorts’ golf course. Pending the authorization of purchase, agendized for the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors’ approval tomorrow, the zoo may finally have … [Read more...]

Big Bear Offers Many Opportunities to Enjoy Earth Day, Which Celebrates 41 Years on April 22

We can take care of our Earth, starting with picking up trash so that it doesn't run down streets and tributaries to Big Bear Lake.

Big Bear Valley, CA -- This Thursday, April 22 marks Earth Day, which has been celebrated in support of the environment since 1970. Should you be looking for ways to establish—or renew—your commitment to do your part this Earth Day, you can choose to reuse shopping bags, take a moment to pick up litter ’round the lakeshore or in your … [Read more...]