January 28, 2021



The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium has relocated its male polar bear resident, Koda, in hopes that he will propagate with another female companion at his new home in Tennessee.

The polar bear population is rapidly declining due to loss of sea ice habitat. The Zoo hopes that by relocating Koda to a new home, he will bond with a new partner and help continue to save the polar bear species.

Bon voyage, Koda!

Polar bears are listed as vulnerable and if populations continue to decline, polar bears could be extinct in the wild.?Sea ice loss from climate change is the single biggest threat to their survival.

Currently there are only 23,000 polar bears left throughout the entire world.

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium partners with Polar Bears International and other wildlife organizations to help protect polar bears and save their populations.

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is American Humane Conservation-certified and a Zoological Association of America accredited facility.