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Indianapolis Zoo polar bear is moving to Detroit Zoo

Associated Press

Royal Oak — A 29-year-old polar bear from the Indianapolis Zoo is expected to arrive this weekend at the Detroit Zoo.

The Indianapolis Zoo recently announced that it is permanently closing its polar bear exhibit, which opened in 1988, and the bear named Tundra will be relocated to the Detroit Zoo in the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak.

The Detroit Zoo says Tundra will get time to get acclimated in Michigan before making her public debut, possibly as soon as next week.

The Detroit Zoo already is home to two polar bears in its “Arctic Ring of Life,” which includes grassy tundra area, a freshwater pool, an area designed to look like pack ice and a saltwater pool. It also houses seals and arctic foxes.