The March of the Great White Bear

4 channel version

This is a video based on the "stereotypical (looping) behaviors" of polar bears in captivity.
Ethological studies have shown that stereotypical behaviors stem from limited captive environments that do not satisfy the animals' normal behavioral needs. It is also seen as a sign of psychological distress in animals, and therefore is an animal welfare issue.

In this web version of "The March of the Great White Bear", the footages were recorded in four different city zoos in Europe: Gelsenkirchen (Deutschland), Rhenen (Netherlands), Praha (Czech Republic), and Brno (Czech Republic).
 

西安曲江极地海洋公园 (2015)

"白熊计划" 中国区摄像 (i)

西安曲江海洋极地公园

Xi'An QuJiang Polar Ocean Park, China


Sound driven by stereotypy.
From White Bear Project

武汉海昌极地海洋世界 (2015)

"白熊计划" 中国区摄像 (ii)

武汉海昌极地海洋世界

Wuhan Haichang Polar Ocean World, China
Sound driven by stereotypy.
From White Bear Project

青岛海昌极地海洋世界 (2015)

"白熊计划" 中国区摄像 (iii)

青岛海昌极地海洋世界

QingDao Haichang Polar Ocean World, China
Sound driven by stereotypy.
From White Bear Project

北京动物园 (iv)

"白熊計劃" 中國區攝像(ii)

北京動物園

Beijing Zoo, China
Sound driven by stereotypy.
From White Bear  Project

Aywaille, Belgium

Praha, Czech Republic