Making the news in the UK were the green polar bears of Higashiyama Zoo in Nagoya.
The bears' normally white fur has turned green due to the growth of an algae in their pond.
When the hot weather in Nagoya ends, the algae will disappear and the bears will be white again.
Chikusa-ku, Higashiyama, Motomachi 3-70
Hours: 9:00am-4:50pm; closed Mondays
Admission: 500 yen
Take the Higashiyama subway line to Higashiyama Koen or Hoshigaoka stations.
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Friday, September 12, 2008