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kluang
09-11-2008, 03:14 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080908/ap_on_fe_st/odd_japan_green_bears

TOKYO - Green polar bears are drawing questions from puzzled visitors at a Japanese zoo. Three normally white polar bears at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens in central Japan changed their color in July after swimming in a pond with an overgrowth of algae.

The sight of green polar bears has prompted many questions from visitors concerned about whether the animals are sick or carrying mold, zoo official Masami Kurobe said Sunday.

"Visitors seem to be shocked by the color, and we are asked every day why they are so green," he said.

High temperatures in July and August and less-frequent water changes because of the zoo's conservation efforts caused an algae growth in the bear pond and safety moat, Kurobe said.

Algae that enters hollow spaces in the bears' fur is hard to rinse off, he said.

The bears are expected to return to their natural color when the algae growth subsides in November, Kurobe said.

First monkey face pig, then winged cats now green polar bears

Whats next????

YoshiToshi
09-11-2008, 04:28 AM
Maybe it ate some bad green eggs and ham?

shadow_moon
09-11-2008, 04:53 AM
polar bear just want to blend in... lol

Tengu
09-11-2008, 07:00 PM
they were painted green :P

Jaxon
09-11-2008, 07:02 PM
Everyone's an idiot. Polar bears always look green in the wild, because they pick up that algae in the hollow spaces in their fur. Stoopid Japanese people.

skwee
09-11-2008, 07:02 PM
Theres hard to clean algea in the water they swim in,read the article.

Tsuna
09-11-2008, 07:38 PM
This is retarded. Lol.

kluang
09-12-2008, 08:56 PM
Everyone's an idiot. Polar bears always look green in the wild, because they pick up that algae in the hollow spaces in their fur. Stoopid Japanese people.

I thought they are white?

Sevi
09-12-2008, 09:23 PM
Temporary = dull
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