A sad tale with a tragic end.
Arturo, often called "the world's saddest polar bear", has passed away after being trapped inside an unbearable Argentinian zoo for 22 years.
According to reports, the 30-year-old animal died at Mendoza Zoological Park on Sunday due to unknown circumstances… but surely the 100+°F South American heat didn't help the creature naturally found in the North Pole.
Arturo had been the subject of numerous petitions from animal rights activists — including public protest from Cher herself — but sadly, the zoo never seemed to care about his well-being.
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In fact, Assiniboine Park Zoo in Canada tried to take the creature away from his captors, but Mendoza lacked even the basic medical information necessary to guarantee safe transport.
To give you an image of what he endured, the wild animal's enclosure only featured a 20-inch pool and solid concrete slabs… but things took an even more depressing turn in 2012 when Arturo's cellmate Pelusa died from cancer.
How many more animals need to die in order to teach the world to treat our furry friends better??
Rest in peace, Arturo.
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A 25-year-old polar bear named Anton died yesterday after eating a coat and bag that was dropped into his pen at a German zoo!
The poor guy ate the items without any of his handlers knowing too! It wasn’t until after he
Ahhhh!! OMG! Omg omg omg!
Polar bear cubs are so disgustingly, painfully, ridiculously cute it hurts us!
We are awing our face off and it's just the best.
Toronto Zoo has a baby polar bear that was born on November 9th, 2013 and it's been growing up fast!
The little cub has grown so much… it's about time to start walking.
Thank goodness someone had a camera on him when he decided to take his first steps!
Sure, those steps were awkward, slow and sorta backwards but he was still walking!
Check out all the cuteness (above)!!!
Ahhhhh this is so stankin' cute!!
Twin 3-week-old polar bear cubs were born on December 9th at the Hellabrunn Zoo in Germany!
Mama Giovanna and papa Yogi must be so proud!!
Even though Giovanna is a first time mother, she's doing a great job of caring for her babies.
A curator at the zoo said:
"[She] is caring for her twins very capably as if she were an experienced mother."
Glad to hear it!! Those little babes deserve the best!
We can't believe how super cute they are, snuggled up in their mamas fur.
We'd do anything to be able to take a nap with these cuties!
Check out a video of the cubbies sleeping AFTER THE JUMP!!!
Dogs are so AH-mazing! They can be trained to do just about anything!
A beagle named Elvis has been trained to sniff out something very particular… not bombs or drugs or anything…
Yup, you heard us, the two-year-old beagle has been specially trained to detect pregnancies in bears where he will confirm if
Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg, Canada has a super cute new resident…
A rescued polar bear!!
This cutie bear is so ridiculous adorbz because she's only about 11 months old!!
The female cub was found wandering alone by herself near an airport so some amazing people went to rescue her.
The 94-pound cub could never have survived on her own because cubs need their mama's care and protection until they're 2-years-old.
The little babe's health is gonna be monitored closely before she's introduced to the zoo's other two bears so hopefully they all become besties!!
How could they not?? Just look at her swimming around that kiddie pool!
Check out the video (above) to see the cutie bear getting used to her new surroundings!
Seeing all these seksi
mummies mommies and cute kiddos in costume makes us wish Halloween wasn't just once a year!
Alessandra Ambrosio was a model mother in more ways than one on Thursday when she took her lil’ tykes to a trick-or-treating in Brentwood.
Ale hid her beautiful face under a glittery cat mask, but it was Anja the Snow Queen and Noah the pint-sized polar bear who stole the show in their adorbsies costumes!
We thought their devil costumes were cute, but these icy outfits take the
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