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Polar bear, Adelaide Zoo, approx. 1986

One of the last polar bears at Adelaide Zoo - aren't we all glad this "exhibit" has now gone!

Polar bear, Adelaide Zoo, approx. 1986
ZooPro, 1 Jan 2007
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    • ZooPro
      One of the last polar bears at Adelaide Zoo - aren't we all glad this "exhibit" has now gone!
    • ZYBen
      The exhbit is not gone its acctually still in view, i think the bears use it at night, not sure though
    • jay
      It reminds me of a book that I adored as a young teen, about the history of Chester Zoo in the UK. Their very first polar bear was kept in an enclosure just like this picture with the tiny swimming pool. Apparently an old lady who adored the bear died and left a substantial amount of money to the zoo to do up a decent enclosure. The bear went for a swim in his new , very large and deep pool and for the first time ever he was white!
    • djaeon
      It shows how far zoos have come since then.
    • James27
      Is this one of the two enclosures by the beavers? The ring tailed lemurs are in one that looks like this, and one was covered by trees. I assume the sun bears use that at night like ZYBen mentioned above?
    • ZYBen
      The Syrian brown bears i meant, 2 of them used to live in what is now the lemur exhibit.

      This is the one now covered with trees.
    • James27
      Ah right ok, I'm assuming they've since died?
    • ZYBen
      Yep. old animals
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