On June 12th at 10am, the Big Bear Alpine Zoo will reopen to the public. Our Hours will be 10-4. Facemasks are required and physical distancing is strongly encouraged for all visitors.

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Dean – male, age unknown

Dean was orphaned and hand raised at the zoo.  When it was time to be released back into the wild, it was evident to zoo staff that Dean was unable to fend for himself. Now Dean spends the days serenading the staff and guests with his singing. Lesser gold finches are mainly seed-eating songbirds, native to the Northern Hemisphere.  Finches come in many colors and have strong, stubby beaks ideally suited for cracking seeds and catching insects and drinking nectar.