Our Bears

Judge Joy Reynolds, "Joy"


Photo of Baylor Live Bear Mascot, Joy Namesake: Joy was named after Joy Reynolds, wife of the 11th president of Baylor University, Dr. Herbert H. Reynolds.

Birth date: January 27, 2001

Weight: 264 lbs.

Favorite Snacks: cherries and avocados

Favorite Activities: swimming and napping in a sunny spot

Hometown: Bandon, Oregon (West Coast Game Park); Joy came to Baylor as a four month old cub in May 2001.

Fun Fact: Joy loves to smile!


Judge Sue Sloan, "Lady"


Photo of Baylor Live Bear Mascot Lady Namesake: Lady was named after Sue Sloan, wife of the 12th president of Baylor University, Dr. Robert B. Sloan, Jr. Lady's nickname comes from Mrs. Sloan serving as the First Lady of Baylor.

Birth date: January 31, 2002

Weight: 263 lbs.

Favorite Snacks: apricots and peanut butter

Favorite Activities: climbing trees and exploring the habitat

Hometown: Bandon, Oregon (West Coast Game Park); Lady came to Baylor as a four month old cub in June 2002.

Fun Fact: Lady uses her left paw to sic 'em!

Joy and Lady

The bears are biological sisters, come from a cinnamon-colored line of Black Bears, and love to play together. Joy and Lady both have a twin brother: both brothers act in Hollywood movies!

Photo of Joy and Lady, lounging in the Bear Habitat