25 Apr '18, 2pm

First Tropical Polar Bear Dies Aged 27 in Singapore Zoo

First Tropical Polar Bear Dies Aged 27 in Singapore Zoo

© ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images Inuka lived in a climate-controlled enclosure to help him cope with Singapore’s tropical heat. The world’s first and only polar bear to be born in the tropics has died in Singapore, ending the long and controversial story of the beloved animal. Inuka, a male polar bear born in Singapore in 1990, succumbed to age-related ailments on Wednesday, Reuters reported. At 27, Inuka — meaning “Silent Stalker” in Inuit — had been suffering from arthritis, dental issues and ear infections. The bear’s limbs were also badly weakened, meaning he struggled to walk. Having outlived the average wild polar bear lifespan by 10 years , it is little surprise that time finally caught up to one of Singapore’s most famous residents. Following a health examination, the zoo said, “We have jointly made the difficult but necessary decision to not revive Inuka from anes...

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