BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Luna, the Buffalo Zoo’s female polar bear cub, had to be rescued after falling into a moat in her temporary exhibit, a Zoo official told News 4 on Saturday.
Adair Saviola, the Buffalo Zoo’s director of development and marketing, said Luna was walking along the edge of the moat when she fell in shortly after noon. It was about a 14-foot fall.
Zookeepers tried to coax Luna over to a set of stairs, so she could walk back up into the main exhibit, Saviola said. But Luna did not cooperate. Zookeepers used a dart to anesthetize the cub and remove her from the moat.
Veterinarians examined Luna, and say she will be fine.