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26Jul
2009
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Where’s The Beef? Who Cares! These Polar Bears Eat Veggies And Like It

polar bear AP Photo Itsuo Inouye
polar bear AP Photo Itsuo Inouye

polar bear AP Photo Itsuo Inouye

As a meat eating animal, you wouldn't expect a polar bear to get excited over fruit and vegetables, but surprise these bear loves their veggies.

Who needs seals, they got broccoli :)

Polar bears at theTokyo's Ueno Zoo were determined to get to the fruit and vegetables on offer - even if they were enclosed in blocks of ice.

Male bear Yukio adopted a practical approach to the task - he lifted up the ice block close to his face and took a mouthful. While the female, Reiko, was less hands on. She stooped her head instead and took a bite.  Nice!

polar bear1 AP Photo Itsuo Inouye

polar bear1 AP Photo Itsuo Inouye

18Mar
2009
3

Polar Bear Cubs Ventured Out Just In Time!

Netherlands Cubs Courtesy Gettyimages
Netherlands Cubs Courtesy Gettyimages

Netherlands Cubs Courtesy Gettyimages

Look at these cuties!!! How adorable are they?  These two where born on December 14, 2007 at the Netherland's Ouwehands Zoo.  This morning, for the first time, they ventured out into the zoo's main polar-bear enclosure.

I've gotta say they have perfect timing. Today is the day the U.S, Norway, Canada, Russia, and Denmark will gather for a three day closed-door meeting to review their policy on protecting the world's polar bears.

Global warming is shrinking the ice caps which polar bears need to hunt seals, which is their primary source of food.  This is why there is only (an estimated) 25,000 polar bears left in the world.

Please save the Polar Bears :)