Russian military flies polar bear from far east to Moscow

September 20, 2016 4:20 PM

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Russian military flies polar bear from far east to Moscow

MOSCOW – A seven-month-old polar bear, found by villagers in far eastern Russia, has been brought to the Moscow Zoo with the Defense Ministry's help.

The female bear, named Nika by zoo workers, is very friendly and has quickly adapted to zoo conditions. Zoo workers said Tuesday that they expect her to eventually become part of a breeding program involving international partners.

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