Louisville Zoo celebrates anniversary of Qannik's arrival

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by News release and WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 27, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 2 at 10:23 AM

(News release and WHAS11) -- The Louisville Zoo will celebrate the one year anniversary of Qannik’s arrival in Louisville and at her new home at the Zoo’s new Glacier Run bear habitat.

She will be given a new a new enrichment item to help celebrate. The wild-born polar bear made national headlines when was found alone on Alaska’s North Slope and arrived in Louisville on June 28 aboard a UPS jet from Alaska.

When she arrived a year ago, she weighed 60 pounds. A year later she weighs 290 pounds. The Zoo celebrated her birthday in January, a birth date that was assigned by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.


 

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