Inuka, the first polar bear born in the tropics, is put down after a rapid decline in health, with Singapore Zoo mourning the loss of one of its best-loved animals.
Singapore Zoo’s polar bear Inuka celebrates his 27th birthday, which is equivalent to more than 70 years in human terms, with a special jelly and salmon cake. The Arctic creature, who was born in the park, has been put on a special senior care programme and is on long-term glucosamine and anti-inflammatory medication for his arthritis.
The Singapore Zoo celebrates its 44th birthday with a durian feast for its orangutang family, who are seen as mascots of the park. Singapore zoo’s “open concept” home to more than 2,800 specimens and over 300 species, 26 percent of which are threatened, has attained a strong reputation internationally for its conservation initiatives and breeding programmes.