The Saint Louis Zoo is celebrating International Polar Bear Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 at McDonnell Polar Bear Point.
At 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., carnivore keepers will offer keeper chats for visitors and enrichment activities for Kali, the Zoo’s 6-year-old, 1,350-pound male polar bear. Visitors can learn about polar bears and their role in their Arctic habitat, take pictures at a selfie station and create their own bear-shaped pollinator seed paper to plant at home.
Zoo educators will provide interactive activities to raise awareness and understanding of the impact our daily actions have on the Arctic and polar bears’ sea ice habitat, which is melting due to climate change, and ideas on what we can all do to help.
Zoo ALIVE (Active Leaders in Volunteer Education) teen volunteers will demonstrate the need for reducing plastic bag use to protect ocean animals and the environment at their #byetobags booth.
For event information, visit stlzoo.org/polarbearday.
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