Bears find fizzy drinks the real thing

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By Carol Hill

Coca Cola has proved to be the real thing for bears at a Zoo in Shanghai.

The bears are drinking the soft fizzy drinks but are refusing to drink water according to the Xinhua news agency.

They are standing on their hind legs and folding their arms to beg from tourists.

The tourists are then giving them cans of Coke and bottles of water.

Xinhua news agency said: "The bears are drinking up every last drop of Coca Cola they get, but kick away the bottles of mineral water".

Keepers at the zoo have also been feeding the bears watermelon and apples.

Taken from Chronicle:  Volume 61,  3rd August 2002

This page was added by Carol Hill on 26/09/2012.