DENVER (CBS4)– The Denver Zoo celebrated International Polar Bear Day with a Splash and Dash as part of the Polar Plunge series for the Special Olympics.
Saturday’s event began at 11 a.m. with a 5K race in City Park before moving into the zoo’s Conoco Zoo Gardens pavilion where participants braved the elements and jumped into an ice cold pool.READ MORE: Teen In Critical Condition After Being Shot Following Argument Near Aurora Restaurant
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In celebration of International Polar Bear Day, Denver Zoo guests will find out how they can save polar bears in the wild. Polar bears Lee and Cranbeary enjoyed a special ice sculpture treat of fish gel.MORE NEWS: 'A Lot Of Damage Can Be Prevented': Volunteers Prepare CalWood Fire Burn Area In Boulder County For Another Fire Season