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Taquoka's Move from AWCC to Sweden

Taquoka, the 2-year-old Kodiak brown bear, being tranquilized for transport to Sweden from the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center near Portage.

Taquoka, the 2-year-old Kodiak brown bear, being tranquilized for transport to Sweden from the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center near Portage.

PHOTO: Doug Lindstrand

PORTAGE, Alaska - June 13, 2012, Staff at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center worked this afternoon to transport Taquoka the 2-year-old Kodiak brown bear cub to Sweden.

The animal was successfully tranquilized, and put into a special crate made just for the trip.

He was deemed healthy by vets, and is currently en route to the Orsa facility in Sweden via Newark, New Jersey.

alaskawildlife.org

PHOTO: Doug Lindstrand

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