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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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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 70 s in human years .

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - 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.

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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SINGAPORE : 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.

First polar bear born in the tropics dies at 27 in Singapore zoo . US News: World ' s first polar bear born in a tropical climate is dying - uk.pressfrom.com. Polar Bear - Singapore Zoo | Wildlife Reserves Singapore - www.wrs.com.sg.

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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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 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.

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 Tropical Polar Bear Dies Aged 27 in Singapore Zoo . FILE PHOTO: Inuka, the first polar bear born in the tropics , enjoys an ice cake during its 25th birthday celebrations at the Singapore Zoo .

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'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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