|Suka finds a fish by the pool in the private den at the Arctic Encounter|
I took a behind-the-scenes tour of the Arctic Encounter at the Toledo Zoo with some of my local polar bear friends recently. Since Crystal and the Twins Suka and Sakari are in the main exhibit all day, Nan and Marty enjoy life in the back quarters, which has two main areas. Then at 4 p.m., Nan and Marty come into the main exhibit area, and Crystal and her cubs go into the private area.
Ich nahm einen Blick hinter die Kulissen der Arctic Encounter im Toledo Zoo. Seit Crystal und die Twins Suka und Sakari in der Hauptausstellung sind den ganzen Tag, genießen Sie Nan und Marty Leben in den Quartalen zurück, die zwei Hauptbereiche hat. Dann bei 16 Uhr, Nan und Marty in die Hauptausstellung Bereich kommen und Crystal und ihre Jungen gehen in den privaten Bereich.
Behind the scenes...
|Entering the forbidden area.|
|Suka moves the fish to the "pot"|
|Suka isn't eating the fish, but she is playing with it|
|The fish is more of a toy than a snack to a polar bear cub|
|Put it into the pot|
|Take it out of the pot|
|Sniff it, lick it.|
|Put it back in the pot|
|See if it bends|
|Crystal will eat the fish, but the cubs just play|
. Polar bears don't eat fish in the wild.
|Crystal nurses the cubs in the sheltered den area of the public enclosure.|
It is air conditioned, and all the bears like to nap here too
Next to "the mountain"
|I'm king of the Mountain!|
The big outdoor window
|Watching Sakari through the big outside view window. The little pool is here too|
|The 100,000 gallon saltwater pool is great for swimming. Sakari has a bone in his mouth.|
|The indoor Gallery Windows give a great view of the fun/|
There is children's cave area too, where the bears sometimes play.
Die Bären spielen manchmal in der Kinder-Höhle.
|The play cave, great for relaxing, has big viewing windows|
|Guests can watch the bears play in the cave, through big windows|
|See you later....|
Suka and Sakari are two of the four polar bear cubs we can see in U.S. Zoos this year. The other two are Kali and Luna in the Buffalo Zoo.
Suka und Sakari sind zwei der vier Eisbärenkinder wir in US-Zoos sehen kann in diesem Jahr. Die anderen beiden sind Kali und Luna in der Buffalo Zoo.