Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Nikita, Meet Berlin Berlin, Meet Nikita

Nikita, Meet Berlin Berlin, Meet Nikita

KCZoo: The Kansas City Zoo’s two big white polar bears have met nose to nose, eye to eye and paw to paw. Nikita and Berlin are together in Polar Bear Passage under the close watch of Zoo Keepers, Veterinarians and other professionally trained staff. If this connection between Nikita and Berlin continues to go seamlessly, they will be on exhibit together from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. Watch the Zoo’s web site and Facebook for details.

“HOWDY” sessions between the two polar bears were remarkably calm and uneventful. Today, Wednesday, February 6, both bears again had a visual connection. Then, they were placed side by side but still separated. When all staff was in agreement, the division between the bears was eliminated.

As the two bears physically checked out each other, Zoo Keepers and Veterinarians were close by keeping a watchful eye. All interactions were as expected sniffing, huffing, grunting and a bit of “polar bear dancing”. Again, Berlin’s laid-back personality combined with young Nikita’s teenage attitude created a good balance.

Now, as they share Polar Bear Passage together, we shall see if the 1500 pounds of big, white, strong independent and beautiful bears find their “love connection.” 

For more info or to check out other great activities, events or hours of operation check out the Kansas City Zoo.

Polar Bear Webcam

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