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Captured Polar Bear Cub — Brief Update

The polar bear cub that is being hand-reared at the Alaska Zoo is now on exhibit. The cub was being considered for a reunion with its mother and sibling after the pair was located on sea ice off Alaska’s northern coast. Unsure that its mother, who was intially radio-collared, would accept the cub and given the cub’s weight loss soon after re-capture, federal officials decided to send the cub to a zoo to be captive-reared.  Stressors associated with re-capture of the sow and remaining cub, complicated the potential for a successful reunion for the mother, remaining cub and captured cub. To see the original post on the orphaned polar bear cub, click on this link.