Duluth zoo polar bear recovering in St. Paul

Berlin, Duluth’s polar bear who is staying at St. Paul’s Como Zoo, is recovering from surgery earlier this month.

“It’s good,” Lake Superior Zoo’s director of operations Peter Pruett said of Berlin’s condition this week. “She’s recovering.”

Berlin underwent surgery Oct. 13 to repair damage from a necrotic mass — tissue that has been killed by disease or trauma.

The 22-year-old bear was moved to St. Paul after June’s flooding damaged her Polar Shores exhibit.