Discussion in 'Brazil' started by Duerener1, 29 Dec 2014.
Two polar bears should be moved from Russia to Brazil. They should be well received in Sao Paulo.
The Polar bears at Sao Paulo Aquarium :
Brazil's first-ever polar bears to make public debut | Life | English edition | www.efe.com
The climate isn't good for polar bears in Brazil. Why not move them from Russia to the United States?
Just as I said earlier in another thread - the bears were destined to be from Russia.
Bears arrived from Izhevsk zoo, where they were on loan, originally belonging to Kazan zoo.
Male was born at Kazan zoo in 2009, transferred to Izhevsk zoo in 2011. He was originally called Piligrim in Russia (renamed Peregrino which means the same).
Female was found orphaned in the wild (May 2010) along with her sister, both were primarily sent to Krasnoyarsk zoo, then Aurora was transferred to Kazan zoo and ultimately to Izhevsk zoo in 2011, while her sister (originally named Victoria) remained at Krasnoyarsk and was later renamed Aurora too, being acccompanied by male Felix (he was found orphaned in 2005)
Circus bear was also involved at the exchanges.
Wild-captured female Lapa was transferred from circus to Stary Oskol zoo in 2013 (when she turned 20 years - reproduction is still possible but chances are low, and she couldn't swim normally thanks to circis husbandry!)
Then a male named Commander Sedov joined her the same year (born at Leningrad zoo in 2002, transferred to Krasnoyarsk in 2004). He was loaned for 3 years. However, due to Stary Oskol zoo's financial troubles and inability to complete the exhibit, both bears were secretly transferred to Gelendzhik Safari Park without informing Krasnoyarsk zoo (which discovered the transfer post-factum from 3rd party sources and had to re-issue the loan contract).
Thanks for the link!
The bears at not in Brasilia Zoo, but at São Paulo Aquarium.
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