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February 27, 2014

DENVER ZOO CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL POLAR BEAR DAY, FEBRUARY 27

 

Polar bears to receive special ice sculpture snack as guests learn how to save their species

Denver, CO - Denver Zoo visitors are invited to celebrate International Polar Bear Day at the Zoo on Thursday, February 27 and find out how they can help save polar bears in the wild. Held in partnership with Polar Bears International (PBI), the day will allow guests to watch polar bears Lee and Cranbeary enjoy a special ice sculpture treat and learn from zookeepers and volunteers about the challenges polar bears face and ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Activities Include:

February 27:
10 a.m. Polar Bear(s) receive ice sculpture enrichment
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. “Ask Me” station with Denver Zoo volunteers
11:30 a.m. Polar bear zookeeper talk

 

March 1 and 2:
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. “Ask Me” station with Denver Zoo Volunteers
11:30 a.m. - Polar bear zookeeper talk

As an Arctic Ambassador for PBI, Denver Zoo also is challenging visitors to take the Thermostat Challenge. On International Polar Bear Day, February 27, or starting any day they choose, visitors can adjust their thermostat down two degrees to show their commitment to greenhouse gas reduction. They can even pledge to make every day a Polar Bear Day by keeping their thermostat adjusted, insulating their home or taking other steps to save energy.

Visitors can even enter to win a guided behind-the-scenes tour of the Zoo’s polar bear exhibit by “liking” the Denver Zoo’s Facebook page and sharing their efforts to reduce their carbon footprint.

In 2011, Denver Zoo was declared an Arctic Ambassador Center by PBI. The goal of this partnership is to create stewardship opportunities and foster conservation actions that will increase public awareness of, and engage action towards, reducing CO2 to help save polar bear habitat. 

 

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