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Louisiana Black Bear Cub Forecasts at Audubon Zoo

Sassafras Groundhog Day Prediction Video

Forecasting the weather is not an easy job, yet one resident of Audubon Zoo sure makes it look easy – and fun!

Sassafras is a young Louisiana black bear who lives at the Louisiana Swamp exhibit at the Zoo. Today, she tried her hand at forecasting the weather – will we have early spring weather for Mardi Gras? Or should we bundle up to catch all the parades and have six more weeks of winter?

Sassafras makes weather forecasting look like a game… after considering her options… she determined that

Spring is on the way!

Sassafras and her two black bear buddies can be seen in their habitat in the Louisiana swamp every day – regardless of the forecast.