Arturo the polar bear saying his prays in hopes he will get to move to Canada.
I’ve recently learned and have become so upset about Arturo. He is 28 and Argentina’s only captive polar bear. For good reason. Poor Arturo is forced to live in a small area, where it gets pretty hot for a polar bear and is given extremely limited space to splash around in and cool off. His only companion died in 2012 and he has since showed sings of depression. A petition has been started and issues to Argentina, who has denied the request to move him to a zoo in Canada where he would be in a better environment and have friends to play with.
Extremely sad situation and those responsible should be ashamed.