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N.C. Zoo polar bears enjoy a snow day treat

Posted January 17, 2018 2:47 p.m. EST

Wednesday’s beautiful snowfall made for a very special day for the North Carolina Zoo’s two beautiful polar bears. Nikita (in the foreground of the attached photo taken earlier today) and Anana were fed whole fish as a special snow-day treat!
Courtesy: NC Zoo

Know who loves today's snow fall (other than all of the kids who are loving this snow day)? The polar bears at the N.C. Zoo in Asheboro. The zoo's Nikita and Anana had a special snow-day treat on Wednesday - whole fish!

Nikita, who is pictured in the foreground of the photo above, is an 11-year-old male who weighs 1,203 pounds. Anana is an 18-year-old female who weighs 796 pounds.

The zoo is an arctic ambassador center in partnership with Polar Bears International, an environmental nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of wild polar bears and their habitat, according to a press release.

Because of the storm, the zoo will remained closed through Thursday.