Polar bear killed at Detroit Zoo
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Detroit Zoological Society is mourning the loss of a female polar bear. Here is the statement from the Detroit Zoo late Monday:A female polar bear at the Detroit Zoo was killed by the Zoo’s adult male bear on Monday, February 8, 2021. The Detroit Zoo has not experienced the killing of one animal by another animal in decades; the last occurrence was also with polar bears in 1988. The Detroit Zoo’s other adult female polar bear, Suka, is in a private maternity den with one of her cubs. Detroit Zoological SocietyRead back: Detroit Zoo debuts new polar bear, Anana, to help with breeding effortsAdFor the first time in nearly two decades, polar bear cubs were born and are being successfully raised at the Detroit Zoo.
ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus pens support for Day of the Girl Child
FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2017 file photo, Bjorn Ulvaeus poses for photographers in a recreation of the Polar recording studio in London. ABBA's Bjorn Ulvaeus talks exclusively to AP on UNICEF's International Day of the Girl Child about the challenges girls face and promoting girl's empowerment. “I’ve been surrounded by women, strong women for a long time,” Ulvaeus said, speaking about the need to empower female voices ahead of Sunday’s International Day of the Girl Child. With few exceptions their powers rest on cultures, religions and ideologies that suppress women.”Ulvaeus said he was inspired to write about the need to support International Day of the Girl Child. In 2011, the United Nations declared Oct. 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child to promote girls’ rights and address the challenges girls face around the world.