The largest Polar Bear ever seen is the statue standing at the entrance to the town of Cochrane in Ontario, Canada who puts a smile on every tourist who passes him. This statue was constructed out of fibreglass in 1970 and stands at a height of thirty-five feet.Near the tourist information building on Highway 11, before entering Cochrane, visitors stop along the road to have their picture taken with the statue named "Chimo" the Polar Bear. The name "Chimo" means "Be Welcome" or "We Are Friendly" in Cree, so the residents of Cochrane, Ontario, found the name to be appropriate as this is the atmosphere around town.Many visitors wonder why a Polar Bear statue, and the reason being is that Cochrane, Ontario in Canada is the onset of the Polar Bear Express. A train which travels to the farthest North region in Ontario, Moosonne, so the Polar Bear was deemed appropriate as the town's mascot. The Polar Bear is not the only statue relating to the Arctic found throughout the town, as statues of igloos are seen in various locations.The town of Cochrane advertises for three Polar Bears who reside at a Polar Bear habitat over three hundred kilometers away as they consider them extremely important to their community. At this habitat, visitors can watch the Polar Bears being fed, cared for and on some days even swim with the Polar Bears.Cochrane is a quaint town of approximately 4,500 and the people are very proud of their Polar Bear statue and what it symbolizes.A polar bear statue in Cochrane, Ontario, Canada, North America.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Nikon SUPER COOLSCAN 9000 ED, aperture of , exposure time of sec. on ISO , as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was .
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