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    Today was the first public viewing of the 4 Ussuri Brown Bears rescued from Japan. A brand new Rehabilitation Centre and Enclosure has been constructed to house them, and I was delighted to get my first shots as the Park opened this morning. Here is one enjoying his new playground:

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    Fantastic!

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    A really good outcome, such a shame they were in such poor conditions before ... seems happy now though. :)
     
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    - Cheers Roger :)
    - this is the first one brave enough to explore his new surrounding - and he seems very much at home here after those dreadful conditions at the zoo in Japan. Am looking forward to seeing the others in due course.

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    Beautiful - thanks for posting. We won't be able to visit for a while so it is nice to see how they are doing :)
     
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    Thanks Fi - I'll post more shots after further visits - and others may want to add their own photos I'm sure :)

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    Awww they are lovely, thank you for posting pictures of them, looks like they are settling well after the horrific life they had :)
     
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    - Again, many thanks for the original heads-up on these, Ingrid (y)

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    looks like a cracking enclosure, well captured Russ (y)
     
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    - Cheers, Chris :)
    - great enclosure (as one would expect at YWP), with elevated viewing areas allowing clutter-free photography over the necessary fencing!

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    I believe it is only the holding / rehab enclosure while their permanent one is being built too :)
     
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    Looks like YWP have come up with another great relocation. :)
    He looks to be having a lot of fun.
     
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    Nice one Russ.
    I think i will have to make a visit.
     
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    - I am not sure whether a second or enlarged enclosure is planned Fi, but the new enclosure being used by the two younger bears at present is very large and well equipped :)

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  14. Rustydon

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    - to be sure, and I look forward to seeing the others out and about in their new home :)
    - Thanks John - a visit is a must my friend, and even better now the Brown Bears are there :)

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    I think they are planning on building an enclosure in the trees between the Painted/Hunting dogs and the Lemur exhibit. Think they were having planning issues though. I think the enclosure they are currently in was built just incase they had to rescue any female Polar bears as they cant be housed anywhere near the male bears or would end up with the males fighting because of dominance issues. I stand to be corrected but haven't been for a while as was getting a bit same old and let my yearly membership expire.:(
     
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    - Thanks for that, Robin - seems likely from what you say. Be interesting to see how it all pans out if/when the large extension across to Hurst Lane is completed :)

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    Might get some answers from the TV series on Channel 5 next week

     
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    - Looking forward to it :)

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    ..….what a lot of fuss about Brown Bears....
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    Sad News: YWP have reported that the 27yr old male Amu has died. Apparently he was in worse physical condition with heart and arthritis complications than the vets appreciated. A sad loss for everyone.
    On a happier note, the two 17 year old males are settling in very well together:

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    Sad news but at least he had a bit of a decent time before he went. :)
     
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    Thanks for the update Russ.
     
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    Sad news indeed Russ, but on the positive side 27 is a great age, and he had a comfortable "end"
     
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    A short but sweet taste of how he should have been cared for.
     
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    So sad that he died before he had a chance to experience the freedom they now have compared to their old life.
    Great to see the other 2 having such fun together :D
     
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