The Humane Society of the United States and its animal-care experts are hoping the arrival of the black bear at the Georgia zoo will help reduce the number of people dying from poachers.
The Atlanta Zoo says it will display the bear on its premises, where visitors can visit the exhibit and see animals including a young black bear, a white and a red bear.
The bears have been the subject of some controversy.
A bear named Roxy was captured in a commercial in New York, and it was subsequently killed by poachers, the Humane Society says.
The zoo says it has received a large number of requests to display the bears, which are often kept in plastic crates.
The bears have also been the target of vandalism, but they’ve also been rescued by zookeepers and the Atlanta Zoo’s staff, according to the organization.