Sunday, 13 November 2016

Snow Delivery for San Francisco Zoo Polar Bear

San Francisco Zoo’s very own polar bear, “Uulu”, is receiving a very special delivery to her habitat on Friday, November 11 – ten tons of snow! At 35 years young, “Uulu” is the oldest polar bear in North America, a testament to the excellent care she receives at SF Zoo. Providing the option to roll and relax in the snow is an opportunity to enrich the polar bear within her habitat.

ABODA, a leader in providing global housing solutions for some of the world’s best-known brands, is generously sponsoring the snow to enhance “Uulu’s” space. ABODA opened a regional office serving the Greater Bay Area in April 2016 and has been delivering its innovative corporate housing solutions and award-winning customer service ever since.

“At ABODA, it’s our mission to connect people on the move with services tailored to make them feel at home,” said Lee Curtis, CCHP, President of ABODA Global Housing Management. “Delivering a snow day to Uulu is our way of extending the early comforts of winter to her as well as doing a great thing for our local community in the Bay Area.”

“Uulu” has lived at San Francisco Zoo & Gardens since 1985. The Zoo gave her a permanent home after she was caught foraging in a dump and attempting to get into residential homes in Churchill, Canada.

Many of the Zoo’s animals have been rescued from poor circumstances, including the sea lions, grizzly bears, hippo and bald eagles.

“Our expert animal, medical and wellness teams have spent a lot of time collaborating to keep ‘Uulu’ in the best health possible for her advanced age,” said Steven Haines, VP of Marketing and Strategic Growth at San Francisco Zoo & Gardens. “This event is a great way to connect with ‘Uulu’ and learn more about the animals the Zoo has rescued over the years.”

The last time “Uulu” received snow was on International Polar Bear Day, February 27, 2016, and the snow stuck around for three days. Friday, November 11 is also Veteran’s Day, and active and retired military are invited to enjoy complimentary admission to the Zoo.

Video of “Uulu” enjoying the snow:

Other notable events coming up at San Francisco Zoo & Gardens:
  • Reindeer Romp – Three of Santa’s best toy delivery helpers are visiting the Zoo for the holiday season. They arrive Saturday, November 19. 
  • ZooLights – See the Zoo in a whole new light! Take a walk under the twinkling lights while sipping hot chocolate, listening to carolers sing and visiting Santa Claus himself. Open December 16-30 from 5:00-8:00 pm. *Closed December 24 & 25

San Francisco Zoo & Gardens

Established in 1929, San Francisco Zoo & Gardens connects people to wildlife, inspires caring for nature and advances conservation action. An urban oasis, the Zoo & Gardens are home to more than 2,000 exotic, endangered and rescued animals representing more than 250 species as well as seven distinct gardens full of native and unusual plants. Located at the edge of the Pacific Ocean where the Great Highway meets Sloat Boulevard, the Zoo is open 365 days a year from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and is accessible by San Francisco MUNI "L" Taraval Line. Learn more about San Francisco Zoo & Gardens at

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