Buffalo, N.Y. (Oct. 9 2012) – The Buffalo Zoo will host a going away party for polar bear Nanuq this weekend.
The event will take place on Saturday October 13 and Sunday October 14 during regular Zoo hours. Activities will include keeper talks, polar bear feedings, polar bear slushies, and a bear-sized “bon voyage” card for children to sign. The first 100 children through the gates each day will receive special polar bear finger puppets. The Bon Voyage activities are free with regular Zoo admission. Anyone who brings in a Goya Foods item to donate to the Food bank of WNY will receive $1 off admission.
The bears are leaving so that the Zoo can prepare for demolition and construction of its new Arctic Edge exhibit.