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San Diego Zoo Polar Bears Get White Christmas



    Polar Bears Enjoy Snow at San Diego Zoo

    Polar bears were gifted with 26 tons of snow delivered to the San Diego Zoo. (Published Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015)

    A white Christmas in San Diego? Well, at least as far as these polar bears are concerned.

    The polar bears’ home at the San Diego Zoo was transformed into a winter wonderland last week thanks to 26 tons of fresh powder snow delivered.

    The three bears -- Kalluk, Tatqiq and Chinook – were quick to roll around in the powder and wrestle each other in their natural-seeming habitat.

    The surprise snow came to the zoo thanks to donor who contribute to an “animal care wish list.”

    “This was a special day for the polar bears, and I could tell they really loved it,” Susan Purtell, senior keeper, San Diego Zoo, said in a statement. “It was great seeing them roll around in the snow, showcasing their natural behaviors.”