GOOD NEWS St. Louis Zoo Receives Polar Bear Via FedEx
An orphaned polar bear has a new home at the St. Louis Zoo.
Kali, a two-and-a-half-year-old, 850-pound male was transported to St. Louis from New York via FedEx plane and truck.
On Monday, Kali was loaded into a large, 1,100-pound aluminum crate at the Buffalo Zoo. He was taken to the airport in Rochester and loaded onto a cargo jet for a three-hour flight to Memphis.
His crate was then loaded onto a truck for the five-hour drive to St. Louis. Both the plane cargo area and the truck were kept at 55 degrees.
Kali will spend the next 30 days in quarantine while he adjusts to his new surroundings and diet before he's introduced to the public on June 6.
According to Saint Louis Zoo officials, Kali's new home is the brand-new Polar Bear Point, a 40,000-square-foot habitat that offers visitors a 22-foot viewing window, where the Kali can come right up to the glass to greet guests. The sea water area features a 1,000-square-foot Arctic room with a four-panel viewing wall.
Kali was orphaned as a cub after a hunter in Alaska killed his mother.
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— Saint Louis Zoo (@stlzoo) May 8, 2015
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