The Wellington Zoo polar bear enclosure, shown here in the 1930s, was a steep concrete-and-stone bank with a plunge pool at one end. Polar bears are difficult to keep healthy in captivity and they are no longer kept in New Zealand’s zoos.
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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
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