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Zoo polar bears enjoy summer snow day

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Polar bears at the San Diego Zoo are enjoying a summer snow day.

Eighteen tons of snow was brought into the Polar Bear Plunge exhibit Wednesday morning. Just as they would in the wild, the bears are digging and playing in it, much to the delight of zoogoers.

"To see them out there having so much fun, it's just great. I don't know how else to explain it, you just have to watch it and everybody here is smiling ear to ear, just like our bears are," senior polar bear keeper Joanne Simerson said.

Zookeepers say they want people to have a good time, but they also want to stress the message that we need to help change the environment to preserve the arctic ice that polar bears live on.

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