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Polar Bear enclosure @ Chester Zoo; 14.02.89

This was a year or 2 before the last bear died and they converted the enclosure into the European Aviary.

Polar Bear enclosure @ Chester Zoo; 14.02.89
Bwassa, 7 Mar 2009
    • Bwassa
      This was a year or 2 before the last bear died and they converted the enclosure into the European Aviary.
    • snowleopard
      Sadly there are still lots of zoos worldwide that have polar bear exhibits that still look remarkably similar to this one. Across much of Europe and Asia, including almost 30 zoos just in Japan, captive polar bears live in similarly barren, awful-looking pits.
    • CZJimmy
      Snowleopard, a number of zoochat members considered this to be the best polar bear exhibit in the UK at the time and this photo doesn't show the quite large pool fully.

      If you have the time, you should check out the Chester gallery to see if there are shots of either Europe on the Edge or Condor Cliffs. They are both fantastic, huge, multi-species aviaries that Chester converted from the basic bear enclosures.
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