Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and Seneca Park Zoo officials announce what they say is the first in the world attempt at artificially inseminating a polar bear during a press conference at the zoo in Rochester on May 1, 2012. With that announcement they said they won't know for sure if Aurora is pregnant and they will only know for sure if she gives birth in late November. Aurora dives under water for treats.
Seneca Park Zoo is hosting Polar Bear Awareness Weekend Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 24 and 25. Among other things, visitors will learn about how the zoo cares for polar bear Aurora.