The Bronx Zoo has confirmed that officials at the facility have put down Tundra, a 26-year-old polar bear that lived its entire life at the New York City zoo.
Did Tundra The polar bear die?
BRONX, New York (WABC) — The Bronx Zoo’s polar bear named Tundra has been put to sleep because of medical issues associated with old age. He was 26 years old and suffered from kidney failure and bad arthritis. Tundra was euthanized Saturday.
Is Tundra the polar bear still alive at the Bronx Zoo?
An exhibit formerly occupied by polar bears has been repurposed for the dhole’s habitat. The Bronx Zoo’s last polar bear, Tundra, died in 2017 at age 26.
What is the average lifespan of a polar bear?
LIFE CYCLE: Polar bears can live up to 25 or 30 years in the wild.
Why did the Indianapolis Zoo get rid of the polar bears?
But her life is about to change. “The Indianapolis Zoo has made a very difficult decision to permanently close its polar bear exhibit,” the zoo announced on Monday. The environment where Tundra was living just wasn’t good enough for the aging bear, the zoo decided.
How much does it cost to get into the Indianapolis Zoo?
Members park for free and non-members park for $8. Large vehicles are $16. For complete details on parking at the Zoo click here. On busy days, additional parking may be available at the Zoo’s new south lot off Harding Street with shuttle service to the entrance of the Zoo.