Indianapolis Zoo’s polar bear moving to Detroit

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Photo of Tundra courtesy of Indianapolis Zoo

4 Fast Facts

  • Tundra the polar bear has been at the zoo since 1988.
  • But the exhibit is in need of major renovations.
  • Tundra will be moved to the Detroit Zoo.
  • Her last day in Indy in June 22.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indianapolis Zoo announced on Monday that they are closing their polar bear exhibit.

The exhibit opened in 1988 and is in need of updates. That means 29-year-old Tundra will be relocated.

Tundra will be transported to the Detroit Zoo which is considered one of the leading polar bear facilities in the world. The Detroit Zoo offers large spaces and pools with easy slopes for Tundra to enter and exit the water, especially as she gets older.

Tundra arrived at the Indianapolis Zoo in 1988 and has been a significant part of our community. She will be moved to the Detroit Zoo sometime after June 22.

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