25 Apr '18, 5am

Singapore mourns Inuka, the world's only 'tropical polar bear'

Image copyright EPA Image caption Farewell Inuka, the last tropical polar bear The only polar bear ever born in the tropics has died in Singapore of age-related ailments. "We have jointly made the difficult but necessary decision to not revive Inuka from anaesthesia on humane grounds," the Singapore Zoo said in a statement. The bear was born at the zoo and at 27, had outlived his counterparts in the wild by more than a decade. But his presence has been a subject of controversy among conservationists and animal rights activists. The life and death of Singapore's lonely Coney Island cow First polar bear cub born in UK in 25 years Recent physical examinations on Inuka revealed that he had been suffering from arthritis, dental issues and ear infections. Weakening limbs also hindered the aging bear's ability to walk. Image copyright AFP Image caption Like humans, age soon caugh...

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