Tuesday, April 23, 2013
our baby polar bear...
this guy was orphaned when his mother was shot by a hunter. the guy thought it was a male bear. i believe he was native and they have subsistence rights for hunting polar bears in this state. anyway, after he killed the bear and turned it over he noted it was a female. he then followed her tracks back to the den and pulled this guy out. he is now over 40 pounds, but was closer to 20 pounds when he arrived at the zoo. he will be moved out soon to another zoo down south. obviously polar bears can't be let back into the wild once they are acclimated to humans. we are prey to them.
i have often said that i thought we have so many psychological issues because our society has evolved faster than our brains ability to adapt to it. once you no longer have to spend all your time looking for food/water and shelter your brains have to find something to do and we've not figured out how to fill that void.