Thursday, January 22, 2009

Polar Bears & Children


 Swimming  with polar bears ?

There's a place  in the world where children can swim among polar  bears.

Since July 2004, in the little town of Cochrane ,  northern Ontario,

you can visit the Polar Bear Habitat.

 It's a kind of  local zoo where people can live the  once-in-a-lifetime

experience of an outdoor swim with polar  bears.

 Of course, the humans are in a different  pool, separated from the bears'

habitat by just a layer of  glass. 


Can you see the water drops  now?


There's a bullet proof, shatterproof glass  that's almost 9 centimeters

thick, because although they're  cute, polar bears are among the world's most

ferocious  carnivores.

 It took 20 years for the Polar Bear  Conservation and Education Habitat and

Heritage Village to  get off the ground. 

 When it opened in it  attracted some 11,000 visitors in the first six  months.

 And now  you're invited to go and swim with all those bears if you  dare.

Thanks Win S.


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