Only alive North born polar bear is no more. After fighting a fierce battle of survival he finally left the world. He was diagnosed with the disease which he kept fighting for 5 years.
On Wednesday, he took his last breath and was buried in the tropical island city. The 27-year-old polar bear named Inuka has gone through many challenges, from arthritis to dental problems and ear infections. Supposedly he died of algae growth.
Cheng Wen-Haur, an official of zoo operator Singapore Wildlife Reserves said that “Inuka was very lovingly and we wanted to spend more time with him, but his welfare was the foremost thing that was vital for every zoo member”.
“We wanted to increase his life expectancy but, there is no way we can fight against fate, death is more bliss than suffering an endless pain” added Cheng.
Inuka was set free after Zoo operator told that he is severely sick and won’t able to survive for many years. Normally polar bear survives up to 70 years.
Please do let him pass on naturally,” said Vanessa S. Wee, the comment received on the Facebook page of zoo operator.
Inuka was blessed to his parents in 1990, denoted as Boxing Day to parents Nanook and Sheba from Canada and Germany.
Due to the harsh life in the wild, the average life expectancy is ranged between 15 and 18. The father suffered the same fate as his son and lost his life at a mere age of 18 while Sheba died at 35.
Inuka was once chosen as city’s icons by its main broadsheet, among 390 suggested animals in the nationwide most expressive animal contest.
Due to the change of environment, Inuka and her mother started turning green which raised many questions about the health of bear.
While Singapore zoo said they green color developed due to algae, BBC news claimed green color was developed because of chemical hydrogen peroxide.
Animal rights groups have earlier stated about the changing animal’s natural habitat can create problems for them in future.