614NOW

Columbus Zoo welcomes new polar bear into the fam

Yesterday afternoon, a new male polar bear was welcomed into the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium family.

Lee, 18, comes to us from Denver as a recommendation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Species Survival Plan. 

BROUGHT TO YOU BY

Following a mandatory quarantine period, Lee will be introduced to 11yo twin sisters, Aurora and Anana.

It is hoped that they will breed in the future and produce offspring to bring new life into this world and strengthen the species’ numbers.

“Lee is an extremely important ambassador for his threatened species, and we are proud to be a part of efforts to help sustain the polar bear population, raise public awareness, and support polar bear research in the Arctic,” said Columbus Zoo and Aquarium President and CEO Tom Stalf. “Together with our Central Ohio community and conservation partners, our Columbus Zoo and Aquarium team remains committed to making a positive difference for wildlife and wild places throughout the world.”

Comments

Facebook = Freebies

We promise to fill your FB feed with lots of free goodies - from free food to concert tickets. Plus you'll stay up-to-date on the most important stuff happenning in the 614. Just click "Like" below!

Follow the bird

Get the daily email!

614NOW Daily: Treat Yo' Inbox!

email-01

Missing out sucks. That's why our daily email is so important. You'll be up-to-date on the latest happenings and things to do in Cbus + be the first to snag our daily giveaways


X