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A custom treat for polar bears

Updated : 2021-03-01

By ( chinadaily.com.cn )


 
To celebrate Lantern Festival on Friday, staff members at Harbin Polar Park prepare special yuanxiao— tasty balls made with flour, beef, fish and various vegetables — for their two polar bears on Thursday. [Provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

To celebrate the Lantern Festival, which fell on Friday this year, staff members at Harbin Polar Park prepared special yuanxiao for their two polar bears on Thursday.

Unlike traditional yuanxiao — balls of glutinous rice with fruit, nuts, vegetables, meat and eggs — the polar bears' treats were made with flour, beef, fish and various vegetables.
 
 
A polar bear enjoys its special treat at Harbin Polar Park on Thursday. [Provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
 
Each of the jumbo yuanxiao has a diameter of about 30 centimeters.
 
The bears' handlers also prepared some small yuanxiao in different flavors, which received a warm welcome from the animals.
 
 
A polar bear enjoys its special treat at Harbin Polar Park on Thursday. [Provided to chinadaily.com.cn]