Executive director Fanny Lai told the paper the zoo was advised to keep Inuka by its Animal Welfare and Ethics Committee, which said moving him after the death of his mother would cause further stress.I don't really mind Inuka staying in Singapore but the zoo should let him stay in a bigger and cooler enclosure.
Sheba is now 30, past the average life span of 25 years for polar bears in captivity.
"He's a Singapore boy and is well-adjusted to the conditions here," Tommy Koh, a former chairman of the committee, was quoted as saying.
Thursday, May 03, 2007
Singapore Zoo has decided to keep its polar bear Inuka in Singapore, reversing its decision made last year to move it to another zoo with a cooler climate. From Reuters:
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