Rocky (photo courtesy of Le Monde Sauvage – used with permission)

Name:  Rocky (male)

Born: 11 December 2002 in Ouwehands Zoo, Rhenen, Netherlands

Mother: Vera

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:

  1. Born in captivity in Ouwehands Zoo, Rhenen, Netherlands 11 December 2002
  2. Transferred to Dierenrijk Zoo, Nuenen, Netherlands 24 January 2005
  3. Transferred to Le Monde Sauvage, d’Aywaille, Belgium 25 May 2005
  4. Arrived at Leeuwarden 5 January 2021

Progeny: Qannik (male) born 25 November 2010

Additional Information

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.

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Page updated 26 March 2021