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First you’ll see the three polar bears, con­di­tioned and fixed on food as all ani­mals in cap­tiv­ity, wait­ing for the zookeep­ers to arrive. Then as soon the keep­ers arrive Vicks, the male polar bear born at Rot­ter­dam Zoo, is leav­ing the scene and seems not inter­ested in the fish. But hunger makes him return to the pool. Hear the keeper call­ing his name in her charm­ing French: “Vii­iks!”. It turns out that Vicks’ and his peers’ real inter­est is not in the fish but in the dessert. Unfor­tu­nately, I totally miss the magic moment when the dessert – water­mel­ons – are thrown in the water. Each of the polar bears get a water­melon, which is devoured as if they haven’t had food for weeks. In the final shot the polar bears’ taste for water­melon is shown.

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