San Diego Zoo Polar Bears Get White Christmas

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.”

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