Another Democalypse Palate Cleanser for you: In what's become an annual tradition, a bunch of man-made snow was brought in purely for the pleasure of the San Francisco Zoo's only polar bear, 35-year-old Uulu who is now the oldest living polar bear in North America. She actually got a helping of snow earlier this year, too, in February, on International Polar Bear Day, and that snow lasted for about three days, according to a release from the zoo.
This snow, which arrived Friday, is sponsored by ADOBA, a provider of corporate housing solutions, and it just meant to allow Uulu to relax on something that's more like her natural habitat.
Uulu has been at the zoo for 31 of her 35 years, having arrived there in 1985 after being found foraging in a dump and attempting to enter peoples' homes in Churchill, Canada.
Uulu lost her polar bear companion at the zoo, Piké, who died in the spring of 2015 at the age of 33.