PHOTO: At 34 years old, Boris the polar bear is believed to be the oldest male polar bear in the world (via Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium)
At 34 years old, Boris the polar bear is believed to be the oldest male polar bear in the world. Boris has lived over half of his life at Tacoma's Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, where he found a safe, caring home after being rescued from a tropical circus.
From special vitamins and foods to medical treatment and companionship, Boris' long life is supported by his expert keepers and veterinarians at the zoo. To ensure that superlative treatment is possible for generations of animals to come, animal care for endangered species at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is supported, in part, by endowed funds.
Endowments are charitable funds invested and managed over time, generating earnings that are distributed annually to a donor's chosen organizations or causes.