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Bear Days lures fans

CHILDREN, along with their teddy-bears, were welcomed to Hrebienok in the High Tatras in early August for an event called Bear Days (Medvedie dni) that offered activities for both young and old bear enthusiasts.

CHILDREN, along with their teddy-bears, were welcomed to Hrebienok in the High Tatras in early August for an event called Bear Days (Medvedie dni) that offered activities for both young and old bear enthusiasts.

A record number of visitors, about 20,000, were lured to the event according to Katarína Šarafínová of Tatry Mountain Resorts, the company that organised Bear Days.

One of the main attractions was Teatro Tatro, a theatre troupe, which had brought a polar bear from Canada and performed the same programme they presented on behalf of Slovakia during the Winter Olympics in Vancouver in 2010.

Actors Róbert Jakab, Lukáš Latinák and Milan Ondrík demonstrated the skills of traditional winter sports for adults, while children could enjoy attractions such as a visit to a simulated bear den, rummaging in litter bins, tasting honey, and also learning some facts about the largest predator living in Slovakia’s mountains.

Those who visited Hrebienok over the weekend of August 5-7 also had the opportunity to visit the mini environmental park in Skalnaté Pleso called Svištia krajinka (Marmot Landscape).


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