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Friday, September 12, 2008

Polar Bears Turn Green

北極グマ

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.

Access

Higashiyama Zoo
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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