UPS delivers orphaned Alaskan polar bear cub to Buffalo Zoo

Zoo in final stages of fundraising for new exhibit

BUFFALO, N.Y. - A polar bear cub that was orphaned and rescued by a hunter in Alaska has arrived in western New York, where it will have a playmate at the Buffalo Zoo.
 
Kali arrived at the Buffalo airport early Wednesday on a UPS flight.
 
Buffalo Zoo President Donna Fernandes was on hand to greet the nearly 5-month-old cub and its handlers from the Alaska Zoo.
 
In time, Kali will be introduced to the zoo's polar bear cub, Luna, a visitor favorite.
 
The Buffalo Zoo is in the final stages of fundraising for a new $18 million polar bear exhibit.
 
Kali is expected to stay for about six months, but the zoo hopes Kali can be a permanent resident.
 
That decision will be up to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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