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Bear pit - 4 June 2010

Very sad, though I understand these are due to be replaced shortly.

Bear pit - 4 June 2010
GillP, 12 Jun 2010
    • GillP
      Very sad, though I understand these are due to be replaced shortly.
    • Tarsius
      Maybe more sad to the public's eye than for the bears......
    • Baldur
      Replaced? The exhibits or the bears? What is Frankfurt's future plan regarding bears, if any?
    • GillP
      I'm only going by what my brother in law (who lives in Frankfurt) told me. I got the impression from him he thought new enclosures for the bears were in the pipeline - not that the bears were being transferred elsewhere.

      Frustratingly (because I like to read as much as possible about zoos I've been to) - though entirely understandable of course - the zoo website only has very minimal info in English so it's quite possible there's more info on there about future plans that I can't read as my German is very limited.
    • Toddy
      The next big project in Frankfurt Zoo is to build a new set of bear exhibits where the current bear grottos are, so yes, the bears will remain at Frankfurt. A new entrance is also part of the project. As far as I know it is scheduled to begin very soon
    • Jana
      If I understood the recent news article right, Frankfurt will bring in Andean bears when the new bear enclosure is built. The 1,1 Sloth bears goes/went to Singapur and they also intensively search for a new zoo that would take the remaing 0,1 Malaian bear.
    • leclub
      Yes, and the Andean Bears will be together with howler monkeys.
    • Toddy
      Really? That sounds like a first and a very interesting mix as well. It will probably take a very specialized exhibit design to have those two species co-exist peacefully. Why not just do the new "classic" with spectacled bears and coatis? :p
    • Baldur
      My classic question as always is: what about Polar or Brown Bears? :)
    • leclub
      @Toddy
      I've heard there will be three exhibits, probably 1 only accessable by the howler monkeys
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