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Nov 14, 2013

Celebrate the Polar Bear Cubs’ Birthdays at the Buffalo Zoo!

Come to a special birthday party for Luna and Kali the polar bear cubs at the Buffalo Zoo!
The event will take place on Saturday, November 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be free with regular Zoo admission.
Polar Bear Cubs Kali and Luna (June, 2013)
There will be a variety of family-friendly activities in the Zoo’s reptile house, adjacent to the cubs’ current location in the tiger exhibit. Visitors will be able to warm up with hot chocolate, play pin the bear on the iceberg, sign a birthday card for the cubs, and learn about energy conservation while decorating light switch plates to take home.  There will also be special programs in front of the cubs’ exhibit during the event. The complete schedule follows: 
  • 10 a.m. – Birthday cake for the cubs
  • 11 a.m. – Birthday presents for the cubs
  • 11:30 a.m. – Q&A with the cubs’ keeper and second mommy, Caitlyn
  • 12 p.m. – Sing “Happy Birthday” to the cubs
  • 1 p.m. – Birthday presents for the cubs
  • 1:30 p.m. – Q&A with the cubs’ surrogate mommy, Alice

Luna was born at the Buffalo Zoo on November 27, 2012. She was hand-raised by the Zoo’s veterinary technician and keeper staff. Kali was orphaned in the wild and brought to the Buffalo Zoo in May. He is presumed to be about a month younger than Luna. The Zoo has decided to celebrate their birthdays at the same time with this special event for visitors.

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