Robot Polar Bears: Less Dangerous Than Real Bears, For Now

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Instead of replacing the St. Louis Zoo's deceased polar bears with live ones, zoo officials put robots up in their place. This slightly-better-than-average yard display will surely be remembered as the humble beginning of the robot bear uprising.

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The robot polar bears are part of the zoo's holiday exhibit, and it's unclear if they'll be around after the season is over. Let's face it, though. These would have to be some damn good robot bears to convince me to see them over live polar bears.

Illustration for article titled Robot Polar Bears: Less Dangerous Than Real Bears, For Now
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PETA is encouraging the zoo to keep developing the animatronic animals, but listen PETA, hear me out. Sure, you're trying to keep animals out of captivity. You're also promoting the creation of an advanced, highly mobile robot bear army.

I encourage you to rethink your position. [Inhabitots via Inhabitat]

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PETA can suck it. Robot bears are cool for shopping malls (and to attack PETA protesters with) but I want real ones in the zoos.

Besides within a few years they're all gonna start dying in the wild so we might as well take care of a few in the zoos.