Polar Bears

Visit brothers Kiska and Koluk at Inukshuk Bay.

When Visiting...

Visit the polar bears at Inukshuk Bay.

Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) roam the Arctic ice sheets and swim along the coasts. They paddle with large, webbed paws and keep warm with thick, insulated fur and a layer of fat.

Twins Kiska and Koluk were born on November 19, 1996. They have a 20-foot water slide, an air-conditioned ice cave, waterfalls and a 14-foot-deep pool.

Our Actions Matter

Polar bears are threatened by hunting and starvation due to climate disruption. A rapid increase in global temperature is causing arctic ice to melt, which reduces habitat and resources polar bears need to survive.

Save energy to help slow climate change:

  • Install compact fluorescent lightbulbs and turn off electronics when you leave a room.
  • Turn down your water heater a few degrees.
  • Read about one family's quest to reduce carbon emissions by 80%.

Resources and Links

Polar Bear Videos

Watch a video of a fish toss at the Zoo, and see a video of our polar bears in a Super Bowl Commercial!

Polar Bear Photos


View slideshow on Flickr.