Kali and Luna - An Update from Polar Bears International
Remember the cub named Kali that was orphaned in Alaska last month? Kali will be moving to the Buffalo Zoo later this spring, where he’ll join little Luna. And their home there is about to get better! For more than a century polar bears have been among the most popular animals at the Buffalo Zoo. Now, a new exhibit is being built to meet the husbandry standards adopted by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
The Buffalo Zoo’s Arctic Edge will be about 1.5 acres in size and replicate the snowy, frozen climate of the Arctic. Two large exhibits will house polar bears, while three smaller enclosures will feature Arctic wolf, bald eagle, and Canadian lynx to illustrate the diversity of species that have adapted to life in this harsh climate.
The Zoo is also building an Arctic Conservation Center to provide enhanced educational opportunities for the exhibit. Visitors will learn about climate change, its effects on polar bears, and simple changes we can all make in our daily lives to reduce the threat of global warming.