Polar bear feast in Penza
Penza, 27 February 2015. PenzaNews. Public feeding of the polar bear took place in Penza zoo on the International Day of the polar bear, Friday, February 27.
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On the occasion, the zoo staff decorated the dishes for the animal.
The bear got fish, cabbage, carrots, apples, meatballs with rice and minced meat, fruit- and vitamin-candy. It was decorated with cranberries. Moreover, as usual, the grand predator got fish fat.
Before serving the meal in the enclosure, all necessary safety measures were taken. While the bear was in the far end of the cage, the staff entered from another end, laid the food and then let the beast come.
The zoo administration noted that the staff never has direct contact with the bear.
In addition, the visitors learned more about the animal — the wildlife feeding, heat-retaining dens, ability to endure ice or cold water, as well as the color of the animal’s skin, and the reason the beast is actually grayish yellow and not white.
The zoo staff also informed the visitors that polar bears almost never hibernate, but pregnant females do.
Moreover, they reported that the zoo applied for the polar bear female for their inmate, but it would arrive in Penza only when a large enclosure is built, which is expected in 2016.