Qannik weighed 67 pounds when UPS transported the orphaned five-month-old polar bear cub from Anchorage, Alaska, to Louisville a little more than a year ago. Today, the cub weighs 300 pounds and “is delighting guests far and wide,” said Louisville Zoo Media Relations Manager Kyle Shepherd.
“It was great to have UPS with us for Operation Snowflake,” Shepherd said. “People stop and watch the story of her journey on the flatscreens in the exhibit. Just a few minutes ago, I overheard a family talking about the ‘logistics’ of bringing her here. Then, for Qannik’s one-year anniversary at the zoo, we put together a 22-minute video, a commemorative story of her journey, including her trip with UPS.”