Polar Bear

At first thought, a polar bear in sunny San Diego seems curiously out of place. But at the Zoo, you’ll discover that polar bears are right at home, and every day is an Arctic summer day.

The focal point of the Conrad Prebys Polar Bear Plunge is, naturally, the pool. From the underwater viewing room you can see how agile and playful these Arctic bruins really are. In fact, they’re known to swim right up to the glass to check out all the humans on display.

Other interactive elements at the Plunge include life-size polar bear statues, a polar bear den to crawl through, a research helicopter to climb in, and 4-D models of the Arctic ice from 1989 and 2007 to see what’s happening to the bear’s habitat. Discover what you can do to reduce your carbon footprint to make a difference.

Watch the action daily on Polar Cam.

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