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Berlin the polar bear relocates to Kansas City


Duluth's famous polar bear Berlin is moving once again, this time out of Minnesota to the Kansas City zoo for breeding.

Northlands NewsCenter says Berlin, who turns 23 years old in December, will be paired with six-year-old Nikita as part of the Polar Bear Species Survival Program.

Berlin was relocated to St. Paul's Como Zoo this summer after flood waters devastated the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth.

Zoo officials are not certain if Berlin will return to Duluth. Conceptual plans are being finalized for a new polar bear facility.

The Como Zoo will throw Berlin a birthday and bon voyage bash this weekend.

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Polar bear back on display at St. Paul's Como Zoo

Berlin the polar bear is back on exhibit at St. Paul's Como Zoo after undergoing major surgery last month, KARE 11 reports. Berlin was moved to the Como Zoo after major flooding at the Lake Superior Zoo in the Duluth area in June.

Berlin the polar bear recovering after surgery

Berlin, the Lake Superior Zoo's polar bear currently residing at Como Zoo, is recovering after surgery this weekend. The polar bear had been acting lethargic and vomiting before exploratory surgery at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center was performed. Berlin was moved to the Como Zoo after major flooding in the Duluth area in June.

Duluth polar bear goes on display at Como Zoo

Visitors at Como Zoo in St. Paul can now meet Berlin, the polar bear rescued after flood waters devastated the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth in June, WCCO reports. Two harbor seals from the Duluth zoo are also on display at Como.

Polar bear, seals may not return to Lake Superior Zoo following flash flood

Zoological Society CEO Sam Madia told the Duluth News Tribune the zoo will likely reopen sometime after Wednesday, although it's unknown if the zoo's polar bear and two seals will return from the Como Zoo in St. Paul. Madia acknowledged the Zoological Society's 2010 long-range plan doesn't include the popular Polar Shores exhibit. The zoo's senior staff is expected to re-evaluate their options and make a decision as soon as possible.

Snack company relocates HQ to St. Paul

Flagstone Foods, one of the largest suppliers of trail mix and dried fruit snacks in the U.S., is now based in downtown St. Paul. The Pioneer Press reports the new corporate headquarters will employ about 45 people. Flagstone, previously called Snacks Holding Corp., was formed by San Francisco-based Gryphon Investors in November 2010. The company received $80,000 from the St. Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority that won't have to be repaid as long as it hires 40 or more people.