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Louisville Zoo invites everyone to the 'coolest' birthday in town

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The Louisville Zoo is welcoming everyone to celebrate polar bear Qannik's 3rd birthday Saturday, January 11 at 11:00 a.m. The Louisville Zoo is welcoming everyone to celebrate polar bear Qannik's 3rd birthday Saturday, January 11 at 11:00 a.m.

LOUISVILLE, (WAVE) – It might be to ‘coolest' birthday party in town! The Louisville Zoo is welcoming everyone to celebrate polar bear Qannik's 3rd birthday Saturday, January 11 at 11:00 a.m.

Peanut butter cake was created especially for Qannik's big day and a giant birthday card will be on hand for kids to sign.

Qannik originally made national headlines when she was found on Alaska's North Slope in 2011 after being separated from her mother. After officials monitored her for a few days to see if she would reunite with other polar bears, a rescue operation ensued.

She was underweight and hasn't learned the vital skills needed to survive in the wild. After being nursed back to health, it was determined that the best place for Qannik was Glacier Run at the Louisville Zoo where she has resided since June 28, 2011.

Four other polar bears share Glacier Run with Qannik and look forward to celebrating her special day with zoo visitors.

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