US News World's first polar bear born in a tropical climate is dying of arthritis after 27 years at Singapore zoo

12:20  12 april  2018
12:20  12 april  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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He is Singapore ’s most well-known polar bear — touted as the world ’ s first polar bear born in the tropics — and serves as the Singapore Zoo ’s mascot. Other Facebook users have since showcased their own photos of a green Inuka: Source: Kaoru Nazuki Tsutomu.

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Grand old age: Inuka the polar bear is 27 years old - well into his 70s in human years - and zoo officials in Singapore are now reporting that his health is in serious decline © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Grand old age: Inuka the polar bear is 27 years old - well into his 70s in human years - and zoo officials in Singapore are now reporting that his health is in serious decline An elderly polar bear may be put down by a zoo in Singapore after its health deteriorated markedly, the zoo operator said Thursday.

Inuka is the first polar bear to be born in the tropics and has reached the grand old age of 27  - well into his 70s in human years. 

A recent medical check found that the health of Inuka, who has been receiving treatment for arthritis for some time, had declined markedly over the past weeks.

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Caution: Bears may look cuddly and friendly, but they are not TEDDY BEARS . =_= Do you know that one of the two polar bears at the Singapore Zoo is Singaporean ? In fact, the 18- year -old named Inuka is the first polar bear born in the tropics .

Arturo had earned the title of the ‘ world ’ s saddest polar bear ’, as he not only endured living in an abnormal climate for most of his life, but was Polar Bears can live past 40 years , but the zoo refused to relocate Arturo back to the Arctic because they claimed he was too old to make the journey.

a person swimming in a body of water: Born in the heat: Inuka has lived his whole life at Wildlife Reserves Singapore © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Born in the heat: Inuka has lived his whole life at Wildlife Reserves Singapore

The bear's activity levels have fallen over the past three months and he now prefers resting over interacting with his keepers, a statement from Wildlife Reserves Singapore said.

Inuka was born at Wildlife Reserves Singapore, which describes him as their 'most prominent senior resident'.

At 27, he has already lived two years longer than the average polar bear - both in the wild and in captivity.

Old boy: Singapore Zoo describes Inuka as its 'most prominent senior resident' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Old boy: Singapore Zoo describes Inuka as its 'most prominent senior resident'

The polar bear has long been been popular with visitors due to his playful antics in his pool enclosure.

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On July 3, Arturo, the “ World ’ s saddest polar bear ,” died at the age of 30 after 22 years of captivity at the Mendoza Zoological Park in Argentina.

The history of polar bears in Portland' s zoo goes back more than 100 years , and is filled with controversy and tragedy. needed treatment for arthritis and other age-related ailments. And there were a number of scientific breakthroughs. In 2011, Tasul became the first polar bear in captivity to

But he has now cut back on swimming, his walking is stiffer, and he is less interested in his daily playing sessions involving traffic cones, balls and ice blocks embedded with his favourite food, the zoo said.

Veterinarians have ramped up the bear's daily care regimen and are administering medication, and a second health check will take place in late April.

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'If results indicate that Inuka's welfare is not improving with these intensive treatments, his care team may have to make the very difficult decision not to allow him to recover from anaesthesia on humane and welfare grounds,' said the statement.

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First in the tropics . Born in 1990 at the Zoo in the early hours of Boxing Day, Inuka is the first and only polar bear to be born in the tropics . His parents were from countries far from hot and humid Singapore .

Inuka's annual birthday celebration is one of the high points for visitors in the zoo's calendar, and last year he celebrated with a special jelly and salmon cake. 

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