Polar Bears Play in Fresh Snow at the San Diego Zoo


The San Diego Zoo‘s three polar bears, Kalluk, Tatqiq, and Chinook, were treated to a winter wonderland earlier this week when their habitat was blanketed with nearly 26 tons of fresh snow. The bears are having a blast rolling around, sliding, and digging in the powdery snow.

“This surprise snowy enrichment was made possible by donors who contributed to the animal care wish list on the San Diego Zoo website, sandiegozoo.org. Enrichment is very important for the bears, as it stimulates them, keeps them active and promotes natural behaviors. Animal care staff also scattered yams, carrots, melons and beef femur bones throughout the exhibit as added enrichment, and watched as the bears pounced and dug for their prizes.”

Previously: Meet San Diego Zoo’s New Baby Aye-Aye

[San Diego Zoo]

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