The polar bear, Nikita, played with a specially decorated barrel and a cupcake as Kansas City Zoo visitors watched. Nikita is leaving at the end of the year and transferring to the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro for breeding purposes. Berlin, a 26-year-old female who arrived at the Kansas City Zoo in 2013, will remain.
The polar bear, Nikita, played with a specially decorated barrel and a cupcake as Kansas City Zoo visitors watched. Nikita is leaving at the end of the year and transferring to the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro for breeding purposes. Berlin, a 26-year-old female who arrived at the Kansas City Zoo in 2013, will remain. Joe Ledford jledford@kcstar.com
The polar bear, Nikita, played with a specially decorated barrel and a cupcake as Kansas City Zoo visitors watched. Nikita is leaving at the end of the year and transferring to the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro for breeding purposes. Berlin, a 26-year-old female who arrived at the Kansas City Zoo in 2013, will remain. Joe Ledford jledford@kcstar.com

Lewis Diuguid: Nikita, the polar bear, will miss the KC Zoo’s push to attract 1 million visitors in 2016

December 21, 2015 12:05 PM