The St. Louis Zoo Polar Bears are Not Real, but Mechanized
The mechanized St. Louis Zoo polar bears have replaced the polar bears that once lived in the exhibit but have passed away due to illness. The electronic bears will be featured in the zoo's upcoming Wild Lights holiday exhibit.
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