Rocky (photo courtesy of Le Monde Sauvage – used with permission)
Name: Rocky (male)
Born: 11 December 2002 in Ouwehands Zoo, Rhenen, Netherlands
Father: Victor (deceased)
Siblings: Rocky was the first cub born for Victor. He has no full siblings but Victor went on to father another twelve cubs, all Rocky’s half siblings.
Current location: Friesland Aquazoo, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
History of captivity:
- Born in captivity in Ouwehands Zoo, Rhenen, Netherlands 11 December 2002
- Transferred to Dierenrijk Zoo, Nuenen, Netherlands 24 January 2005
- Transferred to Le Monde Sauvage, d’Aywaille, Belgium 25 May 2005
- Arrived at Leeuwarden 5 January 2021
Progeny: Qannik (male) born 25 November 2010
Several weeks after his arrival at Aquazoo, Rocky was introduced to long-term zoo resident Felix. Below is a video of the bears published by the zoo on 1 March 2021.