Inuka

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Inuka, pictured in December 2013

Inuka (Inuit for "Silent Stalker") (26 December 1990 – 25 April 2018) was a male polar bear and one of the mascots of the Singapore Zoo. He was the first polar bear to be born in the tropics.[1]

In early 2018, it was announced that Inuka's health was failing.[2] After a second examination, Inuka was euthanized at the zoo on 25 April 2018 at the age of 27.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Chiew, Hilary (3 October 2006). "Too warm for polar bears". The Star. Archived from the original on 9 May 2008.
  2. hermesauto (2018-04-23). "Last chance for public to visit polar bear Inuka on Monday, before crucial health check-up". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  3. Inuka, first polar bear born in the tropics, is put down