It’s too cold in Chicago for even polar bears to stay outside
Anana, a polar bear, lives in Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo. And for a polar bear, that’s basically the equivalent to living in Costa Rica. It’s fricking warm — even when it gets cold, it’s like, pleasant cold, you know? And so, like a super-tan American expat, Anana has adapted to her new home. She’s still got her polar bear blubber — she’s not a native, after all — but, compared to the juicy, five-inch thick layer of protective fat she’d have grown back home, it’s pretty thin.
And so, when the temperature drops to 0 degrees F (-40 with wind chill!), Anana gets cold. DNAinfo:
Anana … is keeping warm in a “climate-controlled” area in the wake of the city’s below-zero temperatures, according to zoo spokeswoman Sharon Dewar.
“She doesn’t typically enjoy the very cold much,” Dewar said of the 12-year-old polar bear. “Few of us are accustomed to this cold.”
You know it’s cold when the polar bear wants to go inside and snuggle up.
Chicago Weather Too Cold Even For Zoo Polar Bear, DNAinfo.