BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Time is winding down for the Buffalo Zoo to come up with a big chunk of money. If they fall short, the popular polar bears might have to pack their bags.
On Wednesday, Colvin Cleaners announced it is selling copies of Russell Salvatore's book to raise money for the zoo. Around $2 million is still needed to move forward with a new polar bear exhibit. Kali and Luna are growing and they need more space and a deeper pool.
Zoo president Donna Fernandes said, "If we delay or can't begin for another year, the bears will sort of size out of the size they're allowed."
The zoo wants to begin construction on the $18 million project this fall.
Copies of Salvatore's memoir are available at Colvin Cleaners.
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