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Buffalo Zoo to celebrate first birthday of polar bear cubs

by jmaloni


Thu, Nov 14th 2013 05:50 pm

The Buffalo Zoo will celebrate the first birthdays of the polar bear cubs Luna and Kali with a special party. The event will take place Saturday, Nov. 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will be free with regular zoo admission.

There will be a variety of family-friendly activities in the Buffalo 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. 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-and-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-and-A with the cubs' surrogate mommy, Alice

Luna was born at the Buffalo Zoo Nov. 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 Buffalo Zoo has decided to celebrate their birthdays at the same time with this special event for visitors.

The Buffalo Zoo is located at 300 Parkside Ave.

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