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Ohio zoo's polar bear moves to Chicago to find romance

An unnamed polar bear cub is pictured with its mother, Sessi, on February 10, 2017 at the Mulhouse zoo, eastern France. (AFP Photo)
An unnamed polar bear cub is pictured with its mother, Sessi, on February 10, 2017 at the Mulhouse zoo, eastern France. (AFP Photo)
| Associated Press | February 15, 2017 at 14:01

TOLEDO, Ohio:  An Ohio zoo's polar bear is off to Chicago to find love.

The Toledo Zoo says its 21-year-old female bear named Nan has been moved to the Brookfield Zoo near Chicago to see if she will breed with the zoo's male bear.

Nan moved into her new home this week where she's separated by a fence from her potential mate named Hudson.

The Brookfield Zoo says the bears will spend a little time getting to know each other before moving in together.
The move was arranged by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and its polar bear species survival program.

Keepers at the Toledo Zoo say Nan is genetically important because she was born in the wild and discovered as an orphan cub near Barrow, Alaska.



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