Kōrero: Zoos and aquariums

Polar bear enclosure

Polar bear enclosure

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.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: EP-0347-1/2; G

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Zoos and aquariums - Zoo animals and entertainment', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/18433/polar-bear-enclosure (accessed 18 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008