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The pole from the old bear pit at Bristol Zoo, 6 March 2011

The pole from the old bear pit at Bristol Zoo, 6 March 2011
mhale, 8 Mar 2011
    • Baldur
      Was this the location of the bear pit or was the pole moved?
    • Maguari
      The pole has been moved. The bear pit building is now the aquarium (just to the right of this) - the central Amazon tank with a tunnel was originally the actual pit itself.
    • Pertinax
      Has this always been on display? I don't remember ever noticing it before.:confused:
    • zoogiraffe
      Its been there for as long as I can remember!
    • robmv
      I was oblivious to the bear pole for many years, despite walking past it many times. I often point it out now and it's amazing how many people have missed it.
    • Pertinax
      I've been oblivious to it for over fifty years...:confused:
    • SMR
      Does anyone know if the bear pole has been moved recently? I couldn't find it on Saturday.
    • mhale
      I noticed it had disappeared during the Christmas break!! I couldn't see it anywhere :(
    • Maguari
      Pleased to report the pole was present and correct today, but in a slightly altered location (there's been a massive garden clean-out in this area too):

      EDIT: Just noticed comparing the two shots that the cross-pieces are still missing, and it seems to have been shortened. Odd.
    • SMR
      I suppose a hacked about poll is better than no poll at all, but it's disappointing that the zoo isn't treating it with a little more respect.

      Also disappointing is that they couldn't be bothered to reply to my E-mail enquiry, a poor show from Bristol.
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