Donnerstag, 11. Februar 2010

Mercedes Enkelin in Japan geht spazieren....First Walk for Ohoto's Cub in Wakayama

Auch wenn es nicht so aussieht auf dem Foto, ganz offensichtlich hatte Ohotos Tochter vor wenigen Tagen Ausgang im Wakayama Adventure World Park, wie man auch im Video sehen kann...-

Although it doesn't look like it, Ohoto's cub was on a little excursion tour with her keeper in Wakayama's Adventure World, bits and pieces to be seen on the video.

Wir erinnern uns, am 13. Oktober wurde Mercedes Oma dieses kleinen Würmchens, das mit der Hand aufgezogen wird und das noch immer keinen Namen hat. Laut eines japanischen Freundes soll Mercedes Tochter Ohoto insgesamt 9 mal geboren haben, wobei es aber nie zu einer Aufzucht kam.-

We remember, on October 13 last year Ohoto, long-time- disappeared daughter of Mercedes, gave birth to a tiny cub, making Mercedes a grand-ma. Ohoto is said to have given birth about 9 times, due to a friend's statement from Japan, not a single cub before survived.

Die Bilder des Videos geben vielleicht einen guten Aufschluss darüber, wie anders die Sicht auf Eisbären in Japan ist, besonders wenn sie in einem Vergnügnungspark geboren werden. Das Ambiente der Aufzuchtsumgebung wirkt eger steril, auch noch unterstrichen durch die weiße Schutzkleidung der Zoomitarbeiter, das Harnass mit der Kette, das Riesenrad im Hintergrund... - ein Bärenjunges, das übrigens kurz nach seiner Geburt bereits von Zuschauern durch die Glasscheibe beobachtet werden konnte. Ähnliche Outdoor- Bilder wie im Video kennen wir auch von TaoTao aus China. Wie beschaulich und "frei" wirkte dagegen Knut mit Thomas Dörflein bei seinen Spaziergängen frühmorgens im Zoo oder beim Spielen in den "Knut-Shows"...

The video shows a bit how different the view on polar bears is in Japan, especially when born in an adventure park. Where the cub is raised, the atmosphere seems rather sterile, highlighted even by the white protective clothes of the zoo keeper, the harnass, the ferris wheel in the background... - by the way, the cub was already in November on public display behind glass. Concerning the outdoor impressions, they seem familiar too when thinking of Taotao from China. In contrast, how "care-free and natural" seemed Knut with Thomas Dörflein during their early-morning-walks or when playing during the "Knut-shows"...

Source: Otakuden, Adventure World Wakayama

In the zoo gallery you can see as well a cute emperor penguin chick born on the same day, with 313 g just 411 g lighter than the little bear cub...

Video: youtube

Related posting:
Happy Birthday Surprises

More recent outdoor and indoor photos of Ohotos cub here and here, unfortunately I am not allowed to post some of them...((

1 Kommentar:

Diane hat gesagt…

I found it disturbing too. Of course I can't understand the Japanese narration, but why is the cub apparently being raised by handlers? The seems to be no comforting environment for the baby.

Also I felt that the cub was not being protected, in terms of keeping his/her environment safe. He/she was directly exposed to strangers who were taking photos, then controlled with the tether. That was insensitive, to a creature, who is essentially just a baby and who needs to feel secure. When the cub wants to go off to the side to explore something, the harness yanks him/her back. And you can hear the cries of distress, which are ignored. Really quite sad.