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Best polar bear exhibit in asia

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  1. Idk

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    I dont know much about asian zoos but i heard that there are no good polar bear exhibits and would like to know the best exhibit in asia.
     
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    Singapore Zoo no longer keeps Polar bears but I'd say they had the best enclosure. :)
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    I think the best polar bear exhibit in asia is at sapporo maruyama zoo.But i think its highly debatable since theres also two enclosure which are horrible.
     
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    I don’t think it would be that ethical to keep polar bears in that sort of temperature but their enclosure is very nice
     
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    Actually Singapore has one of the most heavily criticised Polar bear exhibits worldwide :p. Hardly any land area at all, totally wrong climate, no privacy etc. I don't know what the best in Asia is but the best in the world is this:

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    Which zoo is this in?
     
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    Orsa Bjoernpark in Sweden.
     
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    Ok thanks
     
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    Way, way too much water. Polar bears aren't really recreational swimmers. They swim to get to places, out of necessity, and to hunt. They do like a dip to clean and to cool off, which needs less than 1/4 of this space.
     
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    Exactly, a lot of the time zoos will make big, deep pools for their polar bears just to make it appear like a lovely enclosure to the average visitor, since having such a lot of clear perfectly blue water must make it a great exhibit…
     
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    I think that's the problem with zoorasia.Every enclosure that should be improved is usually because of size like the elephant,polar bear,jaguars and some monkeys.
     
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    Yeah but it's not just a grotto of white concrete with water on the bottom, or an all-indoor shoebox. (Which is probably 90% of all the polar bear exhibit in asia)
     
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    I would like to know your opinion on the polar bear enclosures in maruyama zoo.The new enclosure is really good but the older ones are really really bad.
     
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    It will be up there if they abandon the old cage. Hokkaido will be a much more suitable climate and it seems they have grass and dirt as natural substrate which is a great improvement .
     
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    I heard that they're gonna stop using after a while but its already been 3 years.

    My guess is since they're going through there renovations,they're going to finish the other renovations then make a second enclosure.Or theyre gonna keep it there until they make they're hokkaido area since I heard its gonna be built in that area
     
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    Do Russian zoos count as Asian?
     
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    If its asian Russia.