Phoenix Zoo names new Andean bear cub
CREATED Jul. 4, 2013
PHOENIX (KGUN9-TV) - The Phoenix Zoo welcomed a new Andean bear cub and today, he finally has a name.
Last month the Phoenix Zoo asked people to choose between a variety of names. People voted through multiple social media websites and the name Luka received the most votes.
Luka isn't quite ready for his public debut, but he hasn't wasted any time getting used to his surroundings, according to The Phoenix Zoo.
He loves to explore his habitat with mom, Rio, and he loves to eat bamboo.
Andean bears spend a lot of time in trees, using their long, sharp claws to climb in search of food, and they will also make nests high in the tree tops, according to the Phoenix Zoo.
Luka is already a strong climber, scaling several of the larger trees in his habitat.
The Phoenix Zoo has not said yet when Luka will make his public debut.