Category Archives: Polar bear

AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums to Celebrate International Polar Bear Day on February 27

On Wednesday, February 27, 2013, you’re invited to join zoos and aquariums accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) in celebrating International Polar Bear Day. Initiated by AZA conservation partner, Polar Bears International (PBI), this event takes place … Continue reading

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Rocky Shores Exhibit at Utah’s Hogle Zoo

Utah’s Hogle Zoo has experienced record attendance for 2012, thanks in no small part to the addition of the beautiful new Rocky Shores which opening on 1 June. Covering 3.5 acres, Rocky Shores is an $18 million, state-of-the-art facility that … Continue reading

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SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund Grants More Than $1.1 Million to Support Wildlife Research and Conservation

Animals in need around the world will benefit from more than $1.1 million in grants awarded this year by the non-profit SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund. Since its inception, the Fund has granted more than $9 million to preserve … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Champion Steven Amstrup Awarded 2012 Indianapolis Prize

His search to understand the polar bear (Ursus maritimus) has taken him to one of the harshest environments in the world – a frozen seascape where temperatures plummet below zero and the sun isn’t seen for months on end. Dr. … Continue reading

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Stay Cool for Polar Bears

February 27th was designated as International Polar Bear Day by Polar Bears International (PBI).  PBI is an organization dedicated to the conservation of the polar bear and its habitat.  This year for International Polar Bear Day, PBI encouraged people all … Continue reading

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Glacier Run – Orphaned Polar Bear Qannik’s New Home

The Louisville Zoo‘s new Glacier Run exhibit is the new home for an orphaned polar bear cub who was found on Alaska’s North Slope in April.  The five-month old Qannik (pronounced Ken’ick) arrived at the Zoo in late June and … Continue reading

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