Patches, one of the North Carolina Zoo’s polar bears, gets some love from Krista Pittman, 9, bottom,  and Natalie Whitley, 10, through the safety of thick glass as the girls are among the first visitors to the N.C. Zoo’s newly opened polar bear exhibit. The girl’s from Goldsboro’s Rosewood Elementary were on a field trip.
Patches, one of the North Carolina Zoo’s polar bears, gets some love from Krista Pittman, 9, bottom, and Natalie Whitley, 10, through the safety of thick glass as the girls are among the first visitors to the N.C. Zoo’s newly opened polar bear exhibit. The girl’s from Goldsboro’s Rosewood Elementary were on a field trip. cliddy@newsobserver.com
Patches, one of the North Carolina Zoo’s polar bears, gets some love from Krista Pittman, 9, bottom, and Natalie Whitley, 10, through the safety of thick glass as the girls are among the first visitors to the N.C. Zoo’s newly opened polar bear exhibit. The girl’s from Goldsboro’s Rosewood Elementary were on a field trip. cliddy@newsobserver.com

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October 23, 2014 7:05 PM

$8.5 million expansion gives NC Zoo’s polar bears more room to roam

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