A new breed of logistics and logistics coordinator has arrived in Norway as the nation prepares for the arrival of a new species of penguin to the country.
The Polar Bear Logistics and Logistics Development Coordinator (PBLDR), a female polar bear, was selected from a pool of candidates at the country’s Polar Research Centre, which will be set up next year.PBLD is the first penguin relocation in Norway, and the first to be housed at a zoo, which was established in 2003 to relocate polar bears to warmer climates.
“I’m very proud to have this job,” PBLDR said in a statement, referring to the role.
“In a few months, I’ll be taking a penguin home.”
The polar bear has a reputation for being a bit unpredictable, but its personality has helped polar bears make the most of their habitats.
They are often found in areas where other polar bears may not, such as the Arctic Circle, in a bid to find a mate.
“The polar bears have such a deep relationship with their environment that they can stay with their families for years, even years, at a time,” said PBLD’s head of operations, Joanna Västra, in an interview with the Norwegian newspaper Berlingske.
“They will always look after their cubs, which is really exciting for me because we don’t have many other species to do this.”
A female polar bison, the Polar Bear Conservation Society, will also relocate to Norway.
PBLDL is one of a handful of polar bears in Norway to be relocated to an Arctic habitat.
A number of other species will also be moving to the capital city of Oslo from the southern Arctic.
The polar bisons, also known as Arctic bison or polar bears, are among the largest and most endangered animals on the planet.
PPRD is responsible for breeding the animals, which are used to supply the country with food and clothing.
The bears’ population has dropped by about one-third since the start of the global pandemic, but the polar bears still make up about 70 percent of Norway’s population.