If you're a zoo-lover, you’ve probably heard that the Kansas City Zoo’s very popular Polar Bear, Nikita, has a new friend.
Six-year-old Nikita, a male, has been joined by female Berlin, 17 years his senior.
Berlin came to Kansas City from the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth. Her habitat there had been destroyed by this summer's floods.
After a short stay with two neutered males at the Minnesota Zoo, wildlife conservation experts decided to pair Berlin with a more virile male.
A circuit judge is backing the Cass County board of commissioners in its decision to not hold a vote on a zoo tax. Prairie Village leaders have rejected a parks sales tax proposal... It's a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.