Thursday, 21 August 2008

Polar Bears at Singapore Zoo

There are two Polar Bears in the special enclosure at the zoo - Sheba, the mother and son Inuka. I was surprised to learn that their skin is actually black - hard to believe when all we see is white fluffy fur!

There favourite food is seal meat, but they also love watermelon. The "audience" watches as the two bears go through their paces. The mother does very little but she does wave, and she does come forward for some food. But the hero of the show is her show off son, Inuka.

The crowd "oohs" and "aahs" as Inuka swims close to the glass window in his search for the food that is thrown from above. One of Inuka's favourite foods is a live fish, and when the fish is thrown he follows the fish and appears to play with it before slapping his big front paw on the fish agains the glass, and soon is chewingon the tasty morsel.

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