Well, I just don't know what to say about this. I shake my had and chuckle is what I do.
So, the Zoo posted to their Facebook page, "Join us this weekend at 10:30 to see our polar bears enjoy a cooling mist in the summer sun."
For one, "Polar Bears" (plural) is a bend of truth as this Mist function only appears to be hooked up in Ulu's Grotto, and as far as I know, they are not rotating the Polars, even though they should.
Not sure who thought of this, but another thing that ranks up there with the dirt piled in mounds. Sure it appears good in theory, an added enrichment, but it doesn't function in any way that looks usable as intended or appealing. In fact I watched Ulu for some time and she never went near it, in fact at one point just looked at it and yes, appeared to laugh.
As you can see the light "mist" is carried away into the air above. There wasn't even any wind, so this is useless, other than to water the Eucalyptus Trees above and the grass growing on Mt Ulu <clap!>, there is no fun going on here. Putting it that high was never going to have any effect on the Bears. Maybe moving it lower, even over the shelf bed area would have created a "cool room".
If they wanted to add something "cool" for them, one of these options would have been better.