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It's Officially Too Cold For Lincoln Park Zoo's Polar Bear

By Lisa White in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 6, 2014 10:40PM

Pack it up folks and stay inside, it is officially too cold even for the neighborhood polar bear. DNAinfo Chicago spoke to the folks at the Lincoln Park Zoo and their polar bear, Anana, will be staying warm inside a “climate-controlled” area thanks to the below-zero extreme temperatures in Chicago today.

“Few of us are accustomed to this cold” zoo spokeswoman Sharon Dewar said. Dewar went on to point out to DNAinfo that polar bears in the arctic would typically put on a fat blubber layer going into late winter, but since Anana is a city bear she doesn’t have that blubber layer due to our generally warmer climate.

Until temperatures warm up Anana, the lone polar bear at the zoo, will be staying indoors with the rest of us. To remind us of warmer days, check out Anana playing in the snow below.