Chehaw welcomes new addition to the family - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Chehaw welcomes new addition to the family

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Wanted woman found under a bed

    Wanted woman found under a bed

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:56:32 GMT
    APD reports that officers got a tip that a wanted person was “hiding out” at 708 North Jackson Street. Offices went to that location and confirmed the suspect was there. They said they found Wanda Harris hiding under a bed and arrested her, then notified DCP.More >>
    APD reports that officers got a tip that a wanted person was “hiding out” at 708 North Jackson Street. Offices went to that location and confirmed the suspect was there. They said they found Wanda Harris hiding under a bed and arrested her, then notified DCP.More >>
  • Take care on the water this weekend

    Take care on the water this weekend

    Friday, August 29 2014 8:52 AM EDT2014-08-29 12:52:39 GMT
    The Department of Natural Resources law enforcement division says its rangers will be busy making sure boaters follow the rules and stay sober and safe while operating boats over the long weekend.More >>
    The Department of Natural Resources law enforcement division says its rangers will be busy making sure boaters follow the rules and stay sober and safe while operating boats over the long weekend.More >>
  • High mercury levels harmful to babies

    High mercury levels harmful to babies

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:02 AM EDT2014-08-29 10:02:09 GMT
    Guidelines regarding fish consumption has been released by the Food and Drug Administration for women who are pregnant, trying to become pregnant and children. Their research shows eating certain types of fish containing extreme levels of mercury can negatively affect neurodevelopment in growing babies.More >>
    Guidelines regarding fish consumption has been released by the Food and Drug Administration for women who are pregnant, trying to become pregnant and children. Their research shows eating certain types of fish containing extreme levels of mercury can negatively affect neurodevelopment in growing babies.More >>

April 12, 2006

Albany-- There's a new addition at the Parks at Chehaw with a pretty name quite opposite to her past.

Making her name known at the park is 11-week-old Daisy, an American Black Bear. The park got the playful cub when she was only a week old. She was found in the Blue Ridge Mountains after developers accidentally bulldozed her den.

Daisy's mother was seriously injured and a second cub died. Daisy made it and Chehaw officials say she'll bring lots of joy to park visitors.

"We're absolutely ecstatic. This is a great introduction to our collection and it's great experience for our staff. They have the ability to to learn from these animals as well as they can learn from us so it's a great experience," says assistant curator Joseph Darcangelo.

You can see Daisy for only a short while on Saturdays from 11 to 1 and Sundays between 2 and 4. It'll take about a year for her to be introduced to the other three bears at Chehaw.

feedback: news@walb.com?subject=DaisyBear