Swimming with polar bears

30 junio 2006

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 (Canada), you can visit the Polar Bear Habitat, 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 bulletproof, shatterproof glass that's almost 9 centimetres 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. I don’t.


****
More info: 1, 2, 3 y 4

See also: Bears and submarines

15 Respuestas (Deja un comentario)

  1. Anónimo dijo...
  2. que fuerte me parece...

    P.D. los osos polares no han descansado esta primavera, estaran mas agresivos?¿? yo lo estaria....

  3. jdm dijo...
  4. Buah! This is a very nice picture, but not could be real!! very dangerous!!

  5. Ruth dijo...
  6. que fotos mas buenas, yo quiero bañarme tambien con un oso ^^

  7. akamed dijo...
  8. Si lo traducimos, viene a decir que les separa una pared de critsal, ya que el oso polar es uno de los mamíferos más peligrosos que existen.
    En la última foto se nota bastante el cristal.

  9. Anónimo dijo...
  10. >>"Buah! This is a very nice picture, but not could be real!! very dangerous!!"

    Read, you retard! The polar bears are behind 9cm bulletproof glass.

  11. Anónimo dijo...
  12. You can read an article about the place here: http://www.canada.com/topics/travel/activities/outdoors/story.html?id=004b0c25-6e2a-4dea-8673-b1fd8799c20f

  13. Anónimo dijo...
  14. cool bears, I wish i was there to face one of those big guys. You man have five!

  15. DSD dijo...
  16. We have many adventures like this here in Canada!
    DSD

  17. RandyAA dijo...
  18. from the actual site...

    Polar Bears: ...The wading pool offers a view of the polar bear pool through a glass viewing barrier where guests can swim and view the bears at the same time.

  19. Skii dijo...
  20. Yo hablo poco espanyol. Mi commentario es en ingles
    Hey I am a polar bear and I do not appreciate ugly humans gaking at my beauty. Do you think that putting a bear behind a glass wall is just. We bears have feelaings and we do not like being a thing in a zoo. How would you like it if you humans were taken from your homes and were made into a thing to be looked at.

  21. Posiciona dijo...
  22. Que miedo, yo no lo haria ni loco

  23. Palabra dijo...
  24. Me parece precioso¡¡ es una maravilla,tenemos mucho que aprender de los animales::))Mira esta pag:
    http://osipolar.blogspot.com

  25. Anónimo dijo...
  26. these photos are photoshoped. it's quite obvious

  27. Tony dijo...
  28. Good Job! :)

  29. Salon equipment dijo...
  30. This is an amazing place, I could never force myself into that pool :)