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N.C. Zoo blankets bear exhibit in snow

Posted January 2, 2009 10:37 a.m. EST
Updated January 2, 2009 10:48 a.m. EST

— Wilhelm, the North Carolina Zoo's polar bear, was able to do something a little different on New Year's Day – romp in the snow.

The park used its new snow machine – attained through private funding through the N.C. Zoo Society – to cover the exhibit in snow, according to park officials.

The machine will be used throughout the winter when temperature and humidity conditions allow, officials said.