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World's Saddest Polar Bear Has Died After 22 Years And This Is How It Happened

Being the only animal of your kind in a zoo can be totally depressing. Imagine being a bear, simply living for the amusement of humans. You stay there for two decades, and all you get are the sounds of noisy people and their cameras. Instead of being in a cold place, you are in a hot area, and there is no other bear for you to interact with.

That was the life of the world's saddest polar bear, who has passed away in misery. Check out his heartbreaking story below.

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World's Saddest Polar Bear Has Died After 22 Years And This Is How It Happened

World's Saddest Polar Bear Has Died After 22 Years And This Is How It Happened

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The name of the world's saddest polar bear is Arturo.

World's Saddest Polar Bear Died

Arturo, the polar bear, was 30 years old, and he was seriously in need of companionship.

He was the last polar bear of Argentina.

World's Saddest Polar Bear Died

He once had a partner named Pelusa, but she sadly died due to cancer 4 years ago.

Arturo suffered from depression according to the officials of Mendoza Zoo.

World's Saddest Polar Bear Died

The officials noted that Arturo was having an unbalanced form of blood circulation which led to the alarming decline of his health.

In 2014, Arturo already caught the attention of the world.

World's Saddest Polar Bear Died

At least a million people wanted Arturo the Polar Bear to leave the zoo in Argentina and go to Canada, which is much colder and fitting for him.

However, the petition was denied by the officials of Mendoza Zoo.

World's Saddest Polar Bear Died

The officials noted that Arturo was already too old and should not be moved anywhere else.

Aside from having depression, Arturo already had other complications.

World's Saddest Polar Bear Died

For one, he was truly old for a polar bear, so he was visibly weak. He has a weak sense of sight and smell. He also wasn't able to see anything with his right eye.

During his final days, Arturo refused to eat much food.

World's Saddest Polar Bear Died

Because of this, the world's saddest polar bear quickly lost a lot of weight. A group of people thought of conducting euthanasia to end Arturo's misery, but then he passed away.

Arturo was only 8 years old when he was taken to Argentina from the United States.

World's Saddest Polar Bear Died

Since then, he has lived all his life in Mendoza Zoo, even though the area can have temperatures above 30 degree Celsius.

Polar bears do not usually survive beyond 25 years, so Arturo was amazing in his own way.

World's Saddest Polar Bear Died

Even though he was alone many times, he still managed to live a long life. Sadly, he should have been treated better by the officials at the zoo.

Since December last year, more than 60 animals have already died at Mendoza Zoo.

World's Saddest Polar Bear Died

The officials blamed the outbreak of disease and overcrowding. Thankfully, the authorities hope to turn the zoo into an ecological park.

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