The Big Apple’s last polar bear — who was born and raised at the Bronx Zoo — has been euthanized due to age-related medical problems, officials said. … “Many of us grew up with Tundra,” said zoo director Jim Breheny. “Despite his age he remained extremely active and playful until just before his death.”
Why doesn’t the Bronx Zoo have polar bears?
Bronx Zoo’s Polar Bear Euthanized Due to Medical Conditions Associated with Old Age. Bronx, NY – Dec. … “Tundra, who was born at the Bronx Zoo in 1991, was loved by our staff and visitors,” said Jim Breheny, Director of the Bronx Zoo and Executive Vice President of Zoos and Aquarium for the Wildlife Conservation Society.
Does Bronx Zoo have polar bears?
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.
Did the polar bear at the Bronx Zoo died?
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. The polar bear was born at the Bronx Zoo and spent his whole life there.
What is the average lifespan of a polar bear?
LIFE CYCLE: Polar bears can live up to 25 or 30 years in the wild.