In March 2013, the orphaned bear was turned over to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service by an Alaskan hunter who unknowingly killed Kali’s mother in a subsistence hunt.
Kali, the polar bear who gained international fame when orphaned two years ago, is coming to the St. Louis Zoo.
The St. Louis Zoo is putting the finishing touches on its new Arctic exhibit while awaiting the transfer of an orphaned Alaskan polar bear.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says Alaskan cub will go to Buffalo, NY first.
The St. Louis Zoo hopes to open a $20-million Polar Bear exhibit by 2016.