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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:13 PM

Polar Bears get Chilly B-Day Surprise

These are some pretty adorable pictures. I wish we could make the changes that would protect these animals in the wild but it seems as if there is not enough will sometimes to make the changes we need to.

Here is the article:

"Despite being in sunny California, two polar bears at the San Francisco Zoo celebrated their birthdays this month in true, really chilly style. Pike, 30, and Ulu, 32, got a very special sub-zero treatment Nov. 15 when the zoo had 10 tons of fresh snow blown into their habitat.

The big celebration was the zoo's way of honoring the bears' old ages, because the average life span of their species is only half their ages. This makes Pike and Ulu among the oldest bears of their kind to live in an accredited zoo within the United States."

And the Pictures

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Reply Polar Bears get Chilly B-Day Surprise (Original post)
Agschmid Nov 2012 OP
sakabatou Nov 2012 #1
Agschmid Nov 2012 #2
Habibi Nov 2012 #19
Liberal_in_LA Nov 2012 #10
calimary Nov 2012 #3
Agschmid Nov 2012 #4
sheshe2 Nov 2012 #5
calimary Nov 2012 #6
TahitiNut Nov 2012 #7
Superbot Nov 2012 #8
ReRe Nov 2012 #9
sabrina 1 Nov 2012 #11
Agschmid Nov 2012 #12
sabrina 1 Nov 2012 #21
Rhiannon12866 Nov 2012 #13
Lugnut Nov 2012 #14
femrap Nov 2012 #15
catbyte Nov 2012 #16
jimlup Nov 2012 #17
xchrom Nov 2012 #18
CrispyQ Nov 2012 #20

Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:18 PM

1. They really love it

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:24 PM

2. I am in Upstate NY so our zoo polar bears get snow and it's awesome to see them play in it! n/t

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 08:33 AM

19. Hello, fellow Rochesterian!

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 12:08 AM

10. +1

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:24 PM

3. Welcome to DU, Agschmid! GREAT Stuff! Thanks for posting this!

Love the photos! That bear does seem to be enjoying the snow!

Glad you're here! Even though the election's over and we got our early Christmas present from the voters, the work is NOT over and we CANNOT afford to rest on our laurels. We need to build on the ground we gained earlier this month so we can HOUSECLEAN the House in 2014 - AND keep the White House in 2016! We CANNOT let the bad guys get a leg up!

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Response to calimary (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:26 PM

4. It's from Yahoo! so I was a bit nervous posting it here at DU, but it was too cute. n/t

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 11:19 PM

5. Don't be nervous...have some fun!

Those were beautiful pictures. Thank You!

From a newbie herself only have been here since 10.13...I welcome you to DU!

Enjoy!

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 11:24 PM

6. No worries - it was great!

Thoroughly enjoyed it! And why not? I think we deserve to see fun stuff like this! It's been a rather difficult and stressful and nervous-making year - this is a nice break!

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 11:32 PM

7. Their enjoyment is so obvious! Wish we could do that for them once a week.

I laughed until I got tears in my eyes they were so obviously happy with the snow.

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 11:38 PM

8. I hope they do this all year around

 

I'm sure they can afford it, just hope it's not a once a year kinda thing

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 11:54 PM

9. Cool!

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 12:16 AM

11. They are beautiful and I agree about trying to save their natural

environment, it is so sad.

Btw, where upstate is there a zoo? We'll be going there in a few weeks and will be about an hour from Albany, and near Utica also.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 12:26 AM

12. Hello! Have fun in Albany but there is no zoo there that I know of.

Rochester and Buffalo both have pretty good zoos. I usually go to the Rochester one as it is much closer and we just got a whole new lion exhibit. Here is the link for that zoo.

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #12)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 05:03 PM

21. Thank you, I'll probably make it there too!

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 12:28 AM

13. K&R! And the pix are priceless:

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 12:34 AM

14. How beautiful!

Thank you for sharing these amazing pictures.

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 01:09 AM

15. I melt in the

 

summer, which I hate. I have always thought of myself as having DNA similar to that of a Polar Bear. I love winter!

Those are absolutely beautiful animals....and I miss living in SF. Alas.

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 02:51 AM

16. Thanks for posting Polar Bear Bliss

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 07:48 AM

17. #2 is definitely my fav /nt

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 08:17 AM

18. how wonderful! nt

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 12:20 PM

20. Thank you.

Great photos!

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