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Berlin the polar bear relocates to Kansas City

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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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