In early 2014, the Board of Supervisors approved the adoption of the Mitigated Negative Declaration as part of the process for the relocation of the Big
Bear Zoo. This was the final step required in the environmental review of the proposed relocation which allows the Special Districts Department to
proceed with development of the relocation site.
The Big Bear Zoo
, the only one of its kind in California and only one of two in the nation, offers a safe haven for injured, orphaned and imprinted wild animals.
The current facility is not conducive to fulfilling its mission of enhancing human understanding and respect for the value of our ecosystem.