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Polar Bear ‘Bromance’ – could it be more?

893830142The playful antics of two polar bears at a wildlife park are being captured on camera, with viewers able to watch them live online.

Boisterous bears Walker and Arktos will be filmed in their enclosure at Highland Wildlife Park near Aviemore in the Highlands.

The footage will be captured by an eco-friendly camera powered by a solar panel and mini wind turbine, with the images streamed live using satellite broadband internet.

Keepers at the park have previously said the pair, who are the only polar bears on public display in the UK, are ”best buddies”, describing their relationship as a ”bear bromance” as they are often seen wrestling, swimming, sleeping and eating together.

I can’t help recalling how my grandmother used to refer to me and my boyfriend as “best buddies” to the church elders when I was younger.  Just saying.

Jon-Paul Orsi, digital manager for the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, said: “Following the popularity of our penguin and panda webcams at Edinburgh Zoo, we wanted to provide our online visitors with the opportunity to watch the UK’s only polar bears up at Highland Wildlife Park too.

“They are great candidates for a webcam as they regularly get up to mischief. Both Walker and Arktos are very boisterous young bears and love to wrestle or dunk each other in the pond. Their playful nature has made them a real favourite with visitors and I suspect it will be the same for the web cam viewers.”

The polar bear camera will stream live from 9:30am to 2:30pm, with pre-recorded footage then replayed outside of live streaming hours.

The team at LGBTicons are not in the habit of outing anyone… or implying sexual orientation.  We just wanted to share this story as true fans of the great work going on at the Highland Wildlife Park. 😉

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