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Ich möchte ein Eisbär sein/I want to be a polar bear
im kalten Polar/at the cold North Pole
dann müßte ich nicht mehr schrei´n/Then I wouldn’t howl anymore
alles wär so klar/everything would be all right.

Eisbären müssen nie weinen./Polar bears must never cry.

Eisbär is a 1981 Europop hit by the now defunct Swiss band Grauzone. There’s a cover by French band Nouvelle Vague, here. Photos by Mr. NEV who may or may not have been singing the German language 80s hit as we strolled the zoo grounds.

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5 Responses to “Eisbär”
  1. I love that song, especially the Nouvelle Vague cover. It’s so beautiful!

  2. Andi says:

    Haha, love this!

  3. Dominique says:

    Love the big paw photos!

    We’ve got a similar tunnel at the Detroit Zoo, and it’s great when the polar bears are playful enough to get some decent shots of them. I can spend hours sitting them and shooting photos when they’re out to play :)

  4. Wow, now I’m going to have to pile all my assorted children in the car and drive down to Tacoma before school starts.

    Thanks for that.

  5. […] last time I visited a zoo it was at Point Defiance in Tacoma. We watched the polar bears swim and play and it was exciting, but as soon as I got home, I had to research why those bears […]

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