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Photos: Lincoln Park Zoo Welcomes New Polar Bear Talini

Lincoln Park Zoo recently welcomed Talini, a 14-year-old female polar bear who lived previously at Detroit Zoo. (Roy Lewis / Detroit Zoo)Lincoln Park Zoo recently welcomed Talini, a 14-year-old female polar bear who lived previously at Detroit Zoo. (Roy Lewis / Detroit Zoo)

Lincoln Park Zoo’s newest resident is a 14-year-old female polar bear, Talini, who arrived from the Detroit Zoo just in time for breeding season with her proposed mate, 8-year-old Siku.

The breeding recommendation comes from conversation specialists who manage the Polar Bear Species Survival Plan for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Breeding season for polar bears is early spring, and the zoo reports that Siku and Talini have been introduced and are getting along well. The pair will remain together at the zoo’s Walter Family Arctic Tundra as animal care staff continue monitoring their behavior and interactions.

Siku arrived at the zoo in late 2016 from the Louisville Zoo and had been the sole occupant of the polar bear habitat until Talini’s arrival.

Below find photos of Talini at the Detroit Zoo and at her new home in Lincoln Park.

(Julia Fuller / Lincoln Park Zoo)(Julia Fuller / Lincoln Park Zoo)

(Julia Fuller / Lincoln Park Zoo)(Julia Fuller / Lincoln Park Zoo)

(Julia Fuller / Lincoln Park Zoo)(Julia Fuller / Lincoln Park Zoo)

(Roy Lewis / Detroit Zoo)(Roy Lewis / Detroit Zoo)

(Patti Truesdell / Detroit Zoo)(Patti Truesdell / Detroit Zoo)

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