Sea World’s Polar bear cub ‘Mishka’ has celebrated her second birthday in spectacular style by enjoying a party fit for a Polar bear.
The world-class Polar Bear Shores exhibit was transformed into a celebratory environment with a host of presents, toys, treats and a special fishy birthday cake.
Mishka has done exceptionally well at Sea World under the watchful eye of mum, Liya and has come a long way since her birth now weighing in at around 200 kilograms and measuring more than one and a half metres tall when standing.
Sea World Polar Bear Keeper, Nora Tenbrock said it has been great to be part of Mishka’s development and the team is excited to celebrate this wonderful milestone.
“Mishka has become a favourite of Sea World guests and this is a great occasion for us to throw her a wonderful party where she can celebrate with her favourite toys and treats,” she said.
“The exhibit here at Sea World offers one of the world’s best enrichment programs and occasions such as these provide a great opportunity for our Bears to experience a range of different smells and textures.
“Liya and Mishka’s diet consists of red meats, fish and small amounts of fruit and vegetables. Mishka really enjoys diving and playing with toys in the pool which is great for Sea World guests who can get an up-close view through the underwater viewing area.
“Mishka’s second birthday marks a major milestone in her development, as she continues to grow and learn under her mum Liya, before eventually becoming a part of the International Polar Bear breeding program.”
Polar Bear Shores is one of the world’s best exhibits for Polar Bears and features an amazing enrichment options including a cascading waterfall, a large main pool that is up to four metres deep, an array of climbing outcrops, fallen trees, shrubs and other structures providing a wonderful home for the bears at Sea World.
The Polar bears at Sea World are ambassadors for their species and play a vital role in raising awareness of the effects of global warming.
The best way to see the Mishka and Sea World’s other Polar bears is with a Village Roadshow Theme Parks One Pass which provided unlimited entry to Sea World, Warner Bros. Movie World, Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast and Paradise Country for 12-months. For more information visit seaworld.com.au or call 13 33 86.