CINCINNATI — Sometimes you just need a day out on the town.
Maybe that’s why Berit and Little One, two polar bears taking up residence at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, broke free from their enclosure into what zoo officials described as a “behind-the-scenes containment area” late Wednesday morning.
Zoo officials were clear that the animals were never a risk to the public, but some evidence appearing on social media suggested...well, let's just say that Berit at least had plans.
It didn’t take her long to hop on Twitter and start tweeting out those plans. Here are 9 reasons we found Berit wanted to escape Wednesday:
1. She Wanted to Get Herself Out There
There’s a reason one of the first things Berit did was create a Twitter account. She wanted to get out there and make some new friends, check out all the great Cincy peeps she can usually only see walking by her enclosure, longing in her big polar bear eyes.
She's a little shy for Tinder, for now.
And she’s kind of a champion at Twitter. Lots of quick engagement and chatter with folks watching and reacting to her saga.
She mentioned Rhinegeist and MadTree specifically, but — let’s be real — she’s got plenty of options. Given her escape attempt, she might stroll by Christian Moerlein and try out their Emancipator Dopplebock.
5. Doughnuts for Dessert
After scarfing down some Skyline or Eli’s BBQ, she’s got a hankering for some Cincy-made doughnuts, even if she has to wait in line for them:
At one point, Berit mentions stealing Cincinnati Zoo President Thane Maynard’s car, channeling her inner O.J. Simpson and getting her paws on a White Bronco, and generally dispelling what she says were “false reports” that the public was never in any real danger.