- The Polar Bear Lodge is a part of the Harbin Polarland theme park in Harbin, northeast China.
- It includes a polar bear enclosure within the heart which all of the bedrooms face onto.
- The bears are let outside when temperature and air high quality allow.
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The world’s first ‘polar bear resort’ has opened up in China and instantly drawn criticism from animal conservationists.
The Polar Bear Lodge is a part of the Harbin Polarland theme park in Harbin, northeast China, and includes a faux polar bear enclosure within the heart, which all 21 bedrooms face onto.
With 33 items of tempered glass appearing as a barrier between them and the animals, company are knowledgeable that they’re “neighbors 24 hours a day” throughout their keep on the $15 million resort, based on AFP.
Photographs from the resort present that the polar bears, which have been an endangered species since 2008, are housed in a compound that consists of a white painted flooring, harsh lighting, and pretend rocks.
Yang Liu, a spokesperson for Harbin Polarland, instructed Reuters that the indoor pen is simply a part of the animals’ complete enclosure space. They’re let outside when temperature and air high quality allow.
She added that curiosity in staying on the resort, the place the rooms’ costs presently vary from $290.10 to $351.56 per night time, was “very excessive,” and famous that it’s absolutely booked via a trial interval.
Nevertheless, many conservationists have criticized the resort and urged company to not keep there. Jason Baker, Vice President of PETA Asia, instructed Reuters on Saturday: “Polar bears belong within the Arctic, not in zoos or glass containers in aquariums — and definitely not in accommodations.
“Polar bears are lively for as much as 18 hours a day in nature, roaming residence ranges that may span 1000’s of miles, the place they get pleasure from an actual life.”
A polar bear known as Pizza mendacity on her facet in a glass-walled enclosure in a shopping center in Guangzhou, a metropolis in south China, triggered worldwide uproar after surfacing in 2016