POWELL, Ohio (24-7 News)--The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is welcoming a new resident to its Polar Frontier Region.
An 18-year-old male polar bear named Lee arrived yesterday afternoon to be introduced into the zoo's hugely successful polar bear breeding program.
Lee was transferred to Columbus to become a breeding partner with eleven-year old twin sisters Aurora and Anana who have given birth at the zoo to four surviving cubs since 2010.
Nora (female, born on Nov. 6, 2015 to mother, Aurora, and father, Nanuq, now lives at Utah’s Hogle Zoo); Amelia Gray (female, born on Nov. 8, 2016 to mother, Anana, and father, Nanuq); and twins, Neva (female) and Nuniq (male), born on Nov. 14 to Aurora and Nanuq.
(photo courtesy Columbus Zoo and Aquarium)