Guests Pay to Scoop Polar Bear Dung At Wuhan Haichang Ocean Park

 - Apr 12, 2017
References: haichangchina & scmp
China's Wuhan Haichang Ocean Park (think SeaWorld and you've got it) is offering guests a unique way to get closer to polar bears. The park is charging $145 for a three-hour up-close-and-personal experience with the bears that includes picking up poop. In addition to picking up after the polar bears participants in the program also get to prep food and feed them. The program is run once a week and applications must be submitted a week in advance for a person to be considered.

The goal of Wuhan Haichang Ocean Park's atypical animal experience seems to be two-pronged. Ocean Park employee Chen Ting, who works in marketing, told the South China Morning Post that the goal is "to popularise science and knowledge of the animal for the public good, not for money." The fact that those cleaning the cages snap selfies and share them on social media, thus promoting the park, doesn't hurt either.