Inside the world’s first Polar Bear Hotel that's caused outrage

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The R214-million hotel, located in the bitterly cold northeastern province of Heilongjiang in China, opened in March to full bookings. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
The R214-million hotel, located in the bitterly cold northeastern province of Heilongjiang in China, opened in March to full bookings. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

If you thought the world couldn’t get any weirder, there’s always something that can boggle your mind.

Like the Polar Bear Hotel, where a pair of threatened bears are on permanent display for hotel guests whose rooms overlook their tiny enclosure.

The R214-million hotel, located in the bitterly cold northeastern province of Heilongjiang in China, opened in March to full bookings – and outrage from conservationists and animal lovers.

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