With still no GREEN Hug member, I was once again struggling.
Polly Pola, pointed out her favourite story book had a GREEN cover...But, I thought I needed something more substantial.
So, when Mother was not hogging the laptop, I turned to Google Images.
And after pawing in 'GREEN bear', this was what I found...Shock, horrow!!!
I just had to find out the full story, which meant another Google search!
Discovered this press release from 2007...
"Three normally white polar bears at Higashiyama Zoo & Botanical Gardens in central Japan changed their colour in July after swimming in a pond with an overgrowth of algae.
The sight of GREEN polar bears prompted many questions from visitors concerned about the animals welfare!
In a statement made by Zoo official Masami Kurobe, he said 'High Summer temperatures & less-frequent water changes because of the zoo's conservation efforts caused an algae growth in the bear pond & safety moat. And, algae that enters hollow spaces in the bears' fur, is hard to rinse off. The bears are expected to return to their natural colour when the growth subsides in November.'"
Mmm, very interesting!
Do hope, he was telling the truth as Polly Pola was most distraught.