Kansas City Zoo might get second polar bear

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The Kansas City Zoo’s male polar bear might be getting a female companion.
Berlin, a 23-year-old female, is living temporarily at a St. Paul, Minn., zoo after her home at the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth flooded this summer.
Kansas City’s 6-year-old male polar bear, Nikita, has been alone in the zoo’s new $11 million exhibit since August 2010.
Zoo director Randy Wistoff told The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/R7P5TV) that the zoo’s veterinarian will go to St. Paul Thursday to evaluate Berlin. The decision will then be made whether to bring Berlin to Kansas City.
Conservationists say despite her age, Berlin is still capable of breeding.