Polar Bears Safe After Wandering Into Behind-the-Scenes Area at the Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI, OH (March 16, 2016) – Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s polar bears “Little One” and “Berit” took advantage of an open den door earlier today and found themselves in the exhibit’s behind-the-scenes service hallway.  Keepers quickly secured the building and notified vet staff that the curious bears had entered the exhibit’s secondary containment zone.

“The double-containment system that we have in place in the polar bear exhibit worked. The bears entered an inappropriate area but did not leave the…

Cincinnati Zoo Announces Project Polar Bear Winner!

Care Bears Award Presentation

WHO:             The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) has teamed up with Polar Bears International (PBI) as part of the Project Polar Bear Contest. The Zoo’s Thane Maynard will be publically announcing and recognizing the 2010 regional winners, “Team Care Bears” from Seven Hills High School on Thursday, February 24, at 8 a.m. just in time for International Polar Bear Day on Sunday, February 27.


WHAT:          As part of…