Binghamton Welcomes New Bear 11/15/2013 (Updated 10:45:27 PM)
He's been here for about a month now and after taking some time to get used to his new home, Bernard the Andean bear made his first public appearance on Friday.
The 22-year-old was brought to the Ross Park Zoo to be a social mate for 24-year-old Chica. The two bears will rotate being on exhibit while they get to know each other.
Andean bears are the only species of bear native to South America.
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