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Zoo Replaces Dead Polar Bears With Animatronic Ones, Shatters Dreams

What's the story, Missouri? All the rest of the states enjoy technology. We surf on the Facebook, and send the textings, and play 'The World of the Warcraft,' and so forth. And you know what? We have fun with it. But you -- you, Missouri -- you have to go and pee on our parade, don't you? You have to take technology and make it evil.

Well, Mizzou, we've had enough. We don't know what's more disturbing: the Post-Dispatch's report that the St. Louis Zoo has replaced its deceased polar bears with animatronic ones, or that the paper didn't deem it worthy of any further mention than the above photograph and caption. Or, rather, the above photograph and half-caption: "James Williams positions an electronic polar bear Thursday at the St. Louis Zoo. James Trogolo Co. sells holiday decorations." Allow us to offer this as an alternative: "James Williams installs an electronic polar bear at the St. Louis Zoo, disinstalls magic from children's lives, ruins Christmas and holidays for all of St. Louis." In the spirit of the great Abraham J. Simpson, may we say: for shame, Missouri. For shame. [From: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, via: Riverfront Times]

Tags: animals, animatronic, holiday, polar bears, PolarBears, top, weird, zoo

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