For obvious reasons, I’ve been trying to remember Brumas’s name. I remember going to see him when he was the most famous animal in Britain. I didn’t realize he was female, though.

Brumas: Brumas was the first Polar Bear to be born at the ZSL London Zoo (1949?). “He” was said to be a male, but it was later confirmed that she was in fact a female. However, the public was not informed of this “sex-change” for several months. Brumas was named after the two keepers, BRUce and SAM. Attendance at the zoo soared as a result of “his” appearance, and in his first year reached 3,000,000—a figure that has yet to be topped.

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  1. Thank you very much for the long list of recommendations. There are many interesting books to choose from. I’m sure I will buy some of them as soon as possible. Thanks for your help, Dr. Marks.

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