Firstly their names are Mischa and Mascha and were a gift from the wife of the Russian President, Svetlana Medvedeva. Secondly, it is not part of the zoo as I incorrectly mentioned in my previous post. It is a Bear Park. Six thousand square meters of riverside accomodation just for the two of them. Details here in French only, sorry.
In fairness though, previous bears have not been so fortunate. They were accomodated for 142 years in a Bear Pit. Not so luxurious. A little history here in English.
So back to the creature comforts for Mischa and Mascha. Get the whole news story here.
And another story about the budget being blown!