Polar Bears International

JoAnne Simerson

JoAnne Simerson

JoAnne Simerson has pioneered behavior management techniques with the polar bears at the San Diego Zoo, training them to participate in studies that test hearing range and estrus cycles. These studies provide scientists with valuable information and are intellectually stimulating to bears, helping prevent stereotypic behavior. In addition to her work with the PBI Sustainability Alliance and Polar Bear Well-being Committee, Simerson spearheads our Field Ambassador program in Churchill, Manitoba.