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Malayan Bears

Malayan bears at Chester Zoo, August 1967. This area now houses a group of banded mongooses.

Malayan Bears
bongorob, 15 Jun 2007
    • bongorob
      Malayan bears at Chester Zoo, August 1967. This area now houses a group of banded mongooses.
    • Writhedhornbill
      WOW!! I Knew that the zoo had Malayan sun bears but I didn't know it wasin that enclosure. It's the old bush dog enclosure near the pedestrian entrance now isn't it?
    • bongorob
      That's right. It has also housed Bagot goats, brown bear cubs, Central American agoutis, agile wallaby and tammar wallaby. Probably many other species I can't now remember as well.
    • Writhedhornbill
      Yes, I read that it held Arabian Gazelles at one point too!!!
    • bongorob
      You're right. I knew I'd forget something.
    • Cat-Man
      is that all of the exhibit? pretty ugly for a jungle animal!
    • Cat-Man
      is that all of the exhibit? pretty ugly for a jungle animal! what to you think!
    • bongorob
      That's what it was like in the 1950s/60s. I think it was terrible, and far too small, even for such a small bear. Remember though it was built just after the war and building materials and labour were in short supply. I ber it was an improvement on their earlier housing, which was probably just a very small barred cage.
    • Cat-Man
      at least they had space, but they could have had some trees
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