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Brown Bear

Ursus arctos

Description:

Brown bear; tame



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5 Comments

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Thanks for your understanding. There are various groups that oppose all animal involvement in entertainment, including zoos. While many zoos do not offer great habitats, some do and as a child some of my own fascination for wildlife emerged during zoo visits. For others who might be interested in this topic, I'm hoping you don't mind my using your spotting to give a couple links (thanks in advance for letting me do this on your spotting!). If you don't care for this, I will remove the comment.
http://www.coalitionforanimals.org/enter...
http://ottawahumane.ca/position_statemen...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/ethics/animals/usin...

Art Aldrich
Art Aldrich 6 years ago

Not at all. I know little about this show, and can only hope these amazing animals are treated and cared for well.

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Thanks for posting this spotting. I personally don't endorse these kinds of shows where animals are bred to entertain people and then kept in cages when not "performing". I don't know anything about this particular group but do know that others often train animals in cruel ways. I much prefer to see such animals in the wild, or at least in an accredited zoo with good care. Hope you don't mind me offering this observation in connection with your spotting.

Art Aldrich
Art Aldrich 6 years ago

This bear was seen at the Greeley Stampede in Greeley, CO. He was part of the Welde's Bear Show. The bear is kept down in Florida when not performing. He was used by Disney as a model for the bear in the movie 'Brother Bear'.

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 6 years ago

Hi Art, can you give us more information about your spot?

Colorado, USA

Lat: 40.44, Long: -104.70

Spotted on Jun 30, 2012
Submitted on Jul 1, 2012

Spotted for mission

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