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Polar Bears

Visit brothers Kiska and Koluk at Inukshuk Bay.

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When Visiting...

  • Enjoy bear antics at daily feedings.
  • Get nose-to-nose with these graceful swimmers in the ice cave.
  • Walk to the top of the exhibit to see them eat fish popsicles and slide down the waterfall.
  • Learn more about polar bears at Carnivore Conservation Week.

Twins Kiska and Koluk were born at Utah's Hogle Zoo on November 19, 1996. To have enough space to grow up into 1,000-pound adults, the cubs moved into Albuquerque's state-of-the-art Inukshuk Bay. They have a 20-foot water slide, an air-conditioned ice cave, waterfalls and a 14-foot-deep pool.

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.

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.

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