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    Talking Polar bears turn green from algae in Japanese zoo

    The polar bears at at a zoo in central Japan turned green as a result of algae in their pool.

    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.
    Zoo official Masami Kurobe said Sunday that the sight of green polar bears has prompted many questions from visitors concerned about whether the animals are sick or carrying mold.
    Kurobe says high temperatures in July and August and less-frequent water changes because of the zoo's conservation efforts have caused an algae growth in the bear pond and safety moat.
    Kurobe says algae that enters hollow spaces in the bears' fur is hard to rinse off. He says the bears are expected to return to their natural color when the algae growth subsides in November.



    http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapc...ears.japan.ap/

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    Too bad there isn't any pink algae
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    I was just thinking about that for you Pinki. New question for Reca to post for question of the day.
    How come there are green polar bears for Jenna but not pink polar bears for Pinki?


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    Quote Originally Posted by CTR man View Post
    I was just thinking about that for you Pinki. New question for Reca to post for question of the day.
    How come there are green polar bears for Jenna but not pink polar bears for Pinki?



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    Here you go Pinki! Does this help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kittylynn View Post
    Here you go Pinki! Does this help?


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    glad you liked it! I love playing with pictures in Paint Shop!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kittylynn View Post
    glad you liked it! I love playing with pictures in Paint Shop!

    So now I know who to go to when I need a picture colored
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    Do you think maybe the bears should be taken out of that zoo
    and shipped back up north to live with this guy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retmilleo909 View Post
    Do you think maybe the bears should be taken out of that zoo
    and shipped back up north to live with this guy?
    No bad idea! Then he'll eat Rudolph and then Santa can't bring us any presents
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    This isn't really that new, or news. Polar bear fur is actually clear, and the outer hairs are hollow shafts.

    http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/mysteries/polarbear.html

    Algae "staining" has been a challenge for zoos with polar bears for years.
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