It's occurs to me that we haven't given WINTER a proper welcome. Let's fix that by getting outside and taking some WINTER LANDSCAPE photos. I know we did a similar assignment a couple weeks ago, but that was a generalized look at WEATHER, this time around I want to see something a little more refined. I want to see some WINTER LANDSCAPE photos that really shows WINTER at it's most beautiful and raw.
Extra Credit: Show me a WINTER activity, such as Ice Skating.
EMPS # 73A. BEAUTIFUL BUT COLD.
If you don't happen to live in the Northern Hemisphere, and therefore aren't in the season of WINTER, please take on this alternate assignment and show me something BEAUTIFUL BUT COLD! Ice Cream. Mountains. Iced Tea. It's all good!
Extra Credit: Show me someone engaging in a WARM weather activity. Surfing. Water Skiing, Picnicking... anything WARM weather related."
Here's my take on this week's theme, Carly, a very BEAUTIFUL animal living in a COLD enclosure, the Polar Bears at Singapore Zoo.
Inuka was born in the Singapore Zoo on December 26, 1990, and is the first polar bear to be born in the tropics. This was the result of an extensive breeding programme run by the zoo. Fathered by Nanook who arrived at the zoo in 1978 from Winnipeg Zoo in Canada and was only 11 months old and captured in the wild. Inuka’s mother is Sheeba from Cologne Zoo in Germany and was 14months old and born in captivity.
Nanook died on 29 December 1995 at the age of 18. Inuka and it’s mother, Sheeba , now 29 years old, is living in an enclosed den with few air conditioners , misting fans and netted shades over the enclosure to keep it below 22°C.
Inuka, , will only be moved to a temperate country after the death of his 29-year-old mother Sheba, who will not be moved because she is too old. Polar bears in captivity have an average life span of 25 years.
Here you can see Inuka, enjoying the frozen watermelons in the cold pool, during it's token feeding time, at the delight of the visitors at the zoo.
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