Polar Bear Being Moved From Buffalo To Columbus

UPDATED: Monday October 15, 2012 11:49 AM

The Buffalo Zoo's male polar bear is headed to Ohio while the New York zoo builds a new exhibit.

The Buffalo Zoo has going-away events planned throughout the weekend for the big bear, named Nanuq.

Construction of the new Arctic Edge exhibit is not scheduled to begin until spring, but the bear is being sent to the Columbus Zoo now so that he can be acclimated to the new habitat in time for the next breeding season.

Watch 10TV News and refresh 10TV.com for more information.

©2016 by 10TV.com. The Associated Press contributed to this report. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.