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Polar Bears Chester Zoo 1 August 1981

Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus) Nanook and Nija, August 1981. Nija drowned a few months later having become trapped under the ice.

Polar Bears Chester Zoo 1 August 1981
bongorob, 9 Feb 2008
    • bongorob
      Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus) Nanook and Nija, August 1981. Nija drowned a few months later having become trapped under the ice.
    • CZJimmy
      Terrible shame what happened... :(

      Actually, Chester's Polar Bear enclosure doesn't look as bad as others in the UK at the time.
    • Newzooboy
      I agree.....not bad at all for the time. Keep up the old photos Rob, we love 'em.....
    • bongorob
      Thanks, I have hundreds. I just need to figure out how to scan direct form the sildes to my PC. The ones posted are all prints made from slides.
    • bloodycurtus
      where were the polar bears kept?
    • CZJimmy
      bloodycurtus, the site of the polar bear enclosure is now the Europe on the Edge aviary.
    • bongorob
      Actually, it' s just the southern half. The northern half of Europe on the Edge was used for waterfowl.
    • Baldur
      Those old pictures, oh my
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