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Better Treatment for Moscow Prisoners
The six bears love the snow. They play in it, slide in it, and use it to clean themselves.
Snowflakes - or in this case, a fake version made from pulverized chunks of ice - come from a new high-tech compressor in the bears' enclosure. The white stuff accumulates into a mini snow mountain - giving the bears an environment that's a lot more comfortable and a little closer to their natural habitat.
It may be an improvement, but hey, it's still captivity.
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