Luna the polar bear is recovering from an injury she sustained during a fall this summer.
The popular polar bear cub fractured the ankle joint in her left rear leg. The Zoo’s veterinarian, Dr. Kurt Volle, with assistance from veterinary surgeons from
performed the surgeries to repair the fracture. Luna has spent the time since
her fall recovering in the Zoo’s veterinary hospital, where vet staff could
monitor her progress and restrict her movements. Sheridan Animal Hospital
|Luna's hind leg was shaved in preparation for procedures to repair her fractured leg bone. A patch of her front leg was shaved to administer an IV. Photo Credit: Kelly Ann Brown/Buffalo Zoo|
|Luna celebrated her 2nd birthday with a special ice treat "cake" from her keepers. Photo credit: Kelly Ann Brown/Buffalo Zoo|
Luna will remain off exhibit until her balance and use of her hind leg are fully restored, to avoid the risk of another injury.