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Ree Park - Bear Lake

Arctic wolves and black bears during feeding time. They live in the Bear Lake enclosure in the North American theme in Ree Park - Ebeltoft Safari, Denmark. July 2006

Ree Park - Bear Lake
Toddy, 12 Nov 2008
    • Toddy
      Arctic wolves and black bears during feeding time. They live in the Bear Lake enclosure in the North American theme in Ree Park - Ebeltoft Safari, Denmark.
      July 2006
    • mstickmanp
      Cool shot!
    • snowleopard
      That's a large mini-lake in the background, which is great for the animals in the summer.
    • Dan
      I love it when bears and wolves are mixed in a big enough exhibit! I believe this to be a successful concept everywhere it has been tried?
    • snowleopard
      At the Grouse Mountain Wildlife Refuge in Vancouver, Canada, there were 2 grizzlies mixed with about 4 wolves. After two weeks together one of the bears killed a wolf and the concept was abandoned forever. However, that is an exception to the rule.
    • Dan
      OK! Point taken. Maybe it it not as easy as that. But do you know about the size of the enclosure in which this occurred?
    • snowleopard
      I'm no longer getting notified whenever some responds to a photo comment, but I scrolled through the gallery and saw that you had posted. I believe that the grizzly enclosure was about 5 acres, and a long time ago I actually posted 10 photos of the Grouse Mountain Wildlife Refuge here on ZooChat. The bear exhibit is literally on top of a mountain and is snowed in all winter long, while the wolves now have their own 2.5 acre habitat at the base of the mountain. The only other animals there, beside the abundant native wildlife, are the raptors for the bird show.
    • Toddy
      The lake is even bigger than you can see on this photo ;)
      Regarding the bears I think that there is a big difference when you are talking about grizzly bears and black bears.
      Fun fact: These bears all come from a North American zoo, where they have been trained to stand up and beg for food during feeding times. In Ree Park visitors can participate in throwing food down the bears, but are instructed NOT to throw any food to a bear when it is standing up. This way they hope to remove any trace of this begging behavior.
    • condor
      I barely read danish but with a little help from google translate I think this article says there were some problems initially but nothing serious happened and it settled down once they had figured out which animal was the strongest:

      http://www.urban.dk/article/20070404/PCINDLAND/104040013/
    • swedish beaver
      i think the bears and wolfes come from a american bear place were they got alot of black bears
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