Friday, February 19, 2010

Columbus Zoo Polar Bears Arrive

10 TV News in Columbus is reporting that the Polar Bears have arrived at the new Polar Frontier exhibit.


Polar Bears Arrive At Columbus Zoo

Friday,  February 19, 2010 7:50 PM

POWELL, Ohio — Twin polar bears, Aurora and Anana, arrived Friday at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. The pair were the first residents of the zoo's new Polar Frontier, which is scheduled to open this spring, 10TV News reported.
The young bears were accompanied by animal care staff during their trip from the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, where they have lived since December 2008.
The bears were born at the Toledo Zoo in November 2006.
It has been 20 years since polar bears were featured at the zoo, Executive Director Dale Schmidt said.
The new $20-million exhibit will feature animals that live in some of the coldest climates in the world, the zoo said.

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This great news! The exhibit was oringinally supposed to open in the fall but the zoo had a hard time finding polar bears to put on display.