Cranbeary doing polar bear yoga. Lyutyik does not appear to be impressed! Video by Zoo Director Pat Lampi.

Posted by The Alaska Zoo on Monday, 4 February 2019

The above video shows Cranbeary (in the foreground, stretching) & Lyutyik in Alaska Zoo. Posted online by the Zoo in February 2019.

Name: Cranbeary (female)

Born: 21 November 2001 at Denver Zoological Gardens, Colorado, USA

Mother: Voda

Father: Kavek

Siblings: Boris & Natasha (born 1999) and Koda & Nuka (born 2004); all four to same mother and father as Cranbeary.

Current location: Alaska Zoo, Anchorage, Alaska, USA

History of captivity:

  1. Born in captivity at Denver Zoo 21 November 2001
  2. Transferred to Memphis Zoo, Tennessee, USA 10 January 2006
  3. Returned to Denver 1 April 2010
  4. Transferred to Alaska Zoo 24 October 2018

Progeny: None

Additional Information

Cranbeary was on Thanksgiving Day 2001, hence her name.

Despite attempts to mate her at Denver and Memphis Zoos Cranbeary has not given birth to any cubs.

Cranbeary arrives in Alaska (20 October 2018) (Opens in new window)

Polar bears spend first night as roommates; ‘went really well,’ AK zoo says (1 February 2019) (Opens in new window)

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