(KSL) Hogle Zoo welcomes Rizzo: first polar bear in 9 years


SALT LAKE CITY — It’s been nine years since Utah has had a polar bear, and it’s fair to say there was a lot of excitement when Rizzo arrived at the Hogle Zoo Tuesday morning.

The 600-pound polar bear came on an all-night flight from the Cincinnati Zoo.

“She’s been doing great. She’s very tolerant of what’s going on, very curious of what’s going on,” said Dr. Nancy Carpenter, Hogle Zoo’s associate director of animal health.

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