Buffalo Zoo Introduces New Polar Bear Cub (With Video)

March 1, 2013 Updated Mar 1, 2013 at 3:09 PM EDT

By WKBW News

March 1, 2013 Updated Mar 1, 2013 at 3:09 PM EDT

The Buffalo Zoo announced the next phase of fundraising for the new polar bear exhibit, and introduced a polar bear cub to the public.

Over the past two years, the Zoo has raised $14 million of the $18 million needed to build a new entrance and polar bear exhibit.

The zoo is now asking residents of Western New York and surrounding area to help raise the remaining $4 million.

The Zoo also introduced a new polar bear cub to the public for the first time. They're one of only two zoo's in North America to have a polar bear birth this year.

The cub was born on November 27th and has been hand raised by the Zoo's veterinary technician and keeper staff.

Donors can pledge today by texting "zoobear" to 56512, call (716) 995-6131, or by visiting www.buffalozoo.org.

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