The Louisville Zoo is getting another polar bear cub for its Glacier Run exhibit. Zoo director John Walczak says Siku, a 22 month old male cub, will arrive in Louisville early this fall from the Toledo, Ohio Zoo. “Our hope is that in the not too distant future that Siku will become best friends with… Continue reading Another Polar Bear Cub Coming To Louisville Zoo
The polar bear cub Qannik (KEN-ick) is heading for Louisville today. She was rescued in April by the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage after being separated from her family, and is now being adopted by the Louisville Zoo. Louisville Zoo director John Walczak has been in Alaska with the Assistant Mammal Curator and Supervisor of Animal… Continue reading Polar Bear Cub Qannik Bound for Louisville Today
The Louisville Zoo continues work on the next phase of Glacier Run, the Arctic themed exhibit that will feature polar bears, sea lions, and Amur Tigers.
When we see them in pictures, or at the zoo, they look fun and cuddly. But if you’ve ever read or heard anything about the polar bear, you know they are fierce predators. Did you also know they are disappearing? Scientific evidence points to the polar bear as being least 200,000 years old, but how much longer the species will last is still a matter of debate. Join us on Tuesday when we talk with author Richard Ellis about his work regarding polar bears. Listen to the Show
A report in New Scientist describes new research from the University of Alberta, Canada, showing more polar bears are starving. There’s been a three-fold increase over the past 20 years.