Patches the polar bear will soon be moving from the Erie (Pa.) Zoo to the N.C. Zoo. Photo Courtesy Erie Zoo.
ASHEBORO, N.C. -- The NC Zoo is getting a new polar bear.
Patches, a 25-year-old female, will make the trip to North Carolina from the Erie Zoo in Pennsylvania later this month.
She was born at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Neb. She moved to the Erie Zoo in 2007.
The news of Patches' move to North Carolina comes after two NC Zoo polar bears died.
2nd NC Zoo Polar Bear Dies
The zoo invested more than $8 million dollars to expand the polar bear exhibit and was looking for another bear.
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