Himalayan Bear (Britains Zoo 965)

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index
Exhibit

Himalayan Bear (Britains Zoo 965)

Himalayan Bear (Sitting), Britains Zoo No965 (BritCat 1940).jpg Himalayan Bear, Ursus Torquatus (i)
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location:
Arch Three , Area 44
The Zoo (display)

A painted hollowcast lead Himalayan Bear, sitting, from the Britains Zoo range, catalogue number 965.

Giulia ...
" This model represents an Himalayan bear that is walking. It is all white excluding its claws that are black. Its look is aggressive and threatening. Its fur is smooth and it seems soft and clean. The other one is sitting straight. From this perspective you can admire its white chest conflicting with its black fur. This bear looks like really friendly and relaxed. "

1940 catalogue description

" The haunts of the Black Bear are chiefly in thickly wooded or forest land. It is mainly a vegetable feeder, subsisting on chestnuts, acorns, berries, etc., but also with a keen taste for honey. It is sharper of hearing than the brown bear, of a more savage nature and needs but little inciting to attack human beings. "
Britains Zoo 965, Himalayan Bear (Sitting)