The ‘Shopping Mall Polar Bear’ Forces Us To Examine The Habitats We Build For Animals

07.19.16 3 years ago 2 Comments

Video and and photos are circulating of a polar bear living in a shopping mall aquarium in Guangzhou, China. They’re the type of images that spur discussion, concern, and questions. Questions about the welfare of the animal, about the purpose of the exhibit, and about the changing standards of animal habitats and exhibitry across the world’s zoos and sanctuaries. While we all know that photos and videos don’t necessarily always share the full story, and that a minute or two of observation does not provide any one viewer with a comprehensive understanding of an animal’s behavior, health, and activity level, there’s certainly enough to see in the video below to spark dialogue.

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