Yes men strike again? NZStuff news has Royal Dutch Shell giving polar bears to Auckland zoo

Someone has pwned, and/or Gazprom and Royal Dutch Shell with this article Auckland Zoo to welcome polar bear . It seems innocent at first, but then you read that the polar bear has been removed from the Russian Arctic so that they can drill for oil.

Almost reaches Artic Launch party in realistic funny, and since Shell has promised not to sue the Yes Men they're still safe. We think.

Auckland Zoo will get a polar bear for the first time in 10 years.

A bear cub is being given to Auckland by oil giants Gazprom and Royal Dutch Shell, which are clearing the bears out from the Artic so they can drill for oil.

The cub will come from Gazprom's Prirazlomnoye oil fields.

The oil company said it had biologists and naturists "currently working to identify the right bear for particular conditions" in New Zealand.

It said it was likely the cub would be hand-nurtured under the supervision of Shell scientists until it was ready for transport.

Gazprom and Shell are relocating polar bears to 10 cities around the world.

It is part of their business partnership to drill for oil in the Russian Arctic.

The first polar bear was given to the Artis Zoo in Amsterdam.

Although the bears are being forcibly cleared in the hunt for oil, Gazprom put a patriotic spin on the exercise.

"The polar bear is a symbol of strength and purity," said Timur Grigolyuk, director of strategic partnerships for Gazprom, Russia's largest gas company.

"Like Russian oil and gas, she is a precious resource that we can share with all the world.

"Children are very happy with bears, and we want Auckland to have maximum happiness."

Moving polar bears made sense because they had become a problem in the Arctic, Grigolyuk said.

Shell public relations officer Thijs Renner said: "Unlocking the Arctic's resources is a tremendous challenge and one we are honoured to share with Gazprom. Our combined experience and innovation is set to produce unprecedented returns."

- © Fairfax NZ News

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