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Luna the polar bear recovers from ankle injury

Buffalo Zoo

Buffalo Zoo President Donna Fernandes says the zoo’s female Polar bear cub, Luna, is well along the road to recovery. Luna suffered an ankle fracture from falling into a protective moat, and has been off-exhibit since September first.

Fernandes says zoo personnel had to be careful about the kinds of activities they used to keep the 440-pound two-year-old occupied, and protect her from worsening her injury...

“Our vet brought in some of his children’s video-tapes. We do different smells, different food treats. Things in fish. Fish in ice blocks. Things like that. One of our staff persons – the vet who raised her – brought in snow,” said Fernandes.

Luna has been reunited with the zoo’s male cub Kali. The two have been allowed to see each other in a holding area, but are not yet allowed to play until Luna is fully healed. Fernandes says they’re both in good spirits, and that Luna is excited to see her “B-F-F” again.

Avery began his broadcasting career as a disc jockey for WRUB, the University at Buffalo’s student-run radio station.
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