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March 25, 2013

New baby polar bear carries a lot of responsibility on her furry little shoulders


Tonawanda News — “I love all the animals I raise,” she added carefully, when pressed for details on her connection to the creature, “but, I know she’s a wild animal.”

Zoo officials are currently holding a contest to officially name Luna, in the hope she will generate enough interest to finish the fundraising needed for the new home for her and her polar bear birth mother. 

As the little bear stood in it’s enclosure, gnawing on the wire of her cage door and practicing her little growls, several zoo staffers nearby watched her with the same level of fascination as a couple of media visitors. The bear is undeniably fascinating and donations have already begun in her name.

“It’s nice to see so many people wanting to help,” said Gottlieb. “We’re getting calls from all over the country.”

For more information on Luna visit, search the Buffalo Zoo on Facebook or phone 837-3900.

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