It's even too cold for polar bears in ChicagoJanuary 7, 2014 @ 9:07 am
CHICAGO (AP) - It's even too cold for Chicago's resident polar bear.
The city's Lincoln Park Zoo says its polar bear, Anana, was kept inside Monday because of the record-low temperatures.
Zoo spokeswoman Sharon Dewar says that while the below-zero weather might be comparable to what polar bears experience in the wild, Anana doesn't have a thick layer of fat that bears typically get from eating things such as seals and whale carcasses.
That extra insulation would make it uncomfortable to live in Chicago during the rest of the year, so Anana gets a different diet.
While she stayed inside, Anana lounged in her comparatively balmy indoor climate that's kept at 40 to 50 degrees.
Anana usually has access to both an indoor and outdoor area. She'll be allowed to venture outside Tuesday.
(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Search continues for China-bound Malaysian jet that vanished with 239 aboard
This Daylight Saving Time to do list will help keep you up to date
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.