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A renovation of the former polar bear exhibit, Kroger Lords of the Arctic opened in 2000. The spectacular new exhibit provided more than double the living space while on display for the bears. A waterfall, a stream and two pools, including an underwater viewing area, enrich both the lives of the bears and the experiences of the visitors. Interactive signage engages visitors in an exploration of how a polar bear is like a snowshoe, magician, wet suit…


Scientists at the Zoo’s Lindner Center for Conservation and Research (CREW) have developed a way to predict when polar bearshave ovulated and may be pregnant by measuring hormones, which enables zoos to properly care for expectant mothers.