First polar bear born in the tropics dies at 27
Singapore on Wednesday mourned the death of the first polar bear born and bred in the tropical island city, put down by wildlife authorities after a five-year battle with health difficulties stemming from old age.
Inuka, a 27-year-old animal who grappled with challenges ranging from arthritis to dental problems and ear infections, carried until his last days a green tinge in his fur blamed on algae growth.
The ageing polar bear on Wednesday morning underwent a second medical examination in three weeks under anaesthesia which revealed no improvement into his health condition despite heavy treatment.
Calls for Inuka to be allowed to live out his natur