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SHEBA, THE GREEN FURRED POLAR BEAR, SWIMS IN HER ENCLOSURE AT THE SINGAPORE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS.
Sheba, the green furred polar bear, swims in her enclosure at the Singapore Zoological Gardens, February 25, 2004. The usually white fur of Sheba and her 13-year-old son Inuka turned green a few weeks ago from algae growing in their hollow hair shafts due to Singapore's warm and humid tropical conditions, according to Vincent Tan, a spokesman for the zoo. Sheba's coat was successfully bleached with hydrogen peroxide 2 1/2 weeks ago and Inuka will be given a similar treatment in three weeks, Tan said. REUTERS/David Loh DL/FA