Sakari photographed while at Henry Vilas Zoo in 2015/16 (Henry Vilas Zoo)

Name:  Sakari (male)

Born:  21 November 2012 in Toledo Zoo & Aquarium, Ohio, USA

Mother:  Crystal

Father:  Marty (deceased)

Siblings:  Nikita (male) born 2006 (half sibling through father), Anana (female) born 2006, Aurora (female) born 2006, Siku (male) born 2009, Suka (male) born 2012, Hope (female) born 2015, Borealis (male) born 2018.


Current location: Buffalo Zoo, Buffalo, New York, USA

History of captivity:

  1. Born in captivity at Toledo Zoo & Aquarium, Ohio, USA on 21 November 2012
  2. Transferred to Como Park Zoo, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA 15 September 2014
  3. Transferred to Henry Vilas Zoo, Madison, Wisconsin, USA 22 April 2015
  4. Arrived at Buffalo Zoo 21 November 2016

Progeny:  None

Additional Information

Buffalo Zoo intends to use Sakari for breeding purposes with their female polar bear Luna.  The two bears can be seen together in the video below published on 14 February 2018 (Sakari is the much larger of the two). 

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