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Polar Bear exhibit at Brno, 27/05/10

A very odd, steep exhibit. One bear was stereotyping quite a bit in the morning, but when we returned they were both looking a lot more relaxed. Only goes to show how cautious you should be about judging animals on one visit to the enclosure. (when we wnet back, one of the bears was having great fun tossing and pouncing on an enrichment device consisting of just two sticks tied together - a great example of value-for-money enrichment). That said, it's hard to imagine the bears using the whole area of this exhibit due to the gradient. The pool is actually pretty deep from watching the bear playing, and there is a small area of ice in one corner. Very odd. The aviary behind is for Steller's Sea Eagles.

Polar Bear exhibit at Brno, 27/05/10
Maguari, 13 Jun 2010
    • Maguari
      A very odd, steep exhibit. One bear was stereotyping quite a bit in the morning, but when we returned they were both looking a lot more relaxed. Only goes to show how cautious you should be about judging animals on one visit to the enclosure. (when we wnet back, one of the bears was having great fun tossing and pouncing on an enrichment device consisting of just two sticks tied together - a great example of value-for-money enrichment).

      That said, it\'s hard to imagine the bears using the whole area of this exhibit due to the gradient. The pool is actually pretty deep from watching the bear playing, and there is a small area of ice in one corner. Very odd.

      The aviary behind is for Steller\'s Sea Eagles.
    • Paradoxurus
      Wasn't this formerly for Brown Bears while the Polar Bears had another, more traditional enclosure, not too far away?
    • Maguari
      Yes indeed, when we were all there in 2003 this was for Brown Bears (I actually just checked my old 'analogue' photos to make sure! There's a very scary photo of us all looking unsettlingly young in that set...).

      Also confirmed by a glance through the photos from last time, the 2003 Polar Bear exhibit was the Arctic Fox exhibit in 2010: http://www.zoochat.com/408/arctic-fox-exhibit-brno-27-05-a-154978/
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