Kansas City Zoo – Polar Bear Passage

Kansas City, MO

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Kansas City, Missouri

The 9,568-square-foot (889-square-meter) exhibit features rocky ledges, a sand pit, and a chilled pool with an ozone system to kill bacteria. Guests can watch the exhibit’s male polar bear from an air-conditioned room with an underwater viewing window. “Polar Bear Passage” is the latest attraction to feature the arctic animals. Currently, there are 73 polar bears in 31 zoos governed by the Association of Zoos and Aquarium’s Species Survival Plan.

There currently are 73 polar bears in 31 zoos governed by the species survival plan, Meyerson said. Kansas City would not have received a polar bear if it had not built an exhibit that met or exceeded modern standards. The exhibit is 77 percent larger than the minimum set by Manitoba law, considered to be a progressive set of guidelines.