‘World’s Saddest Polar Bear’ Arturo Dies After 22 Years In Unbearable Living Conditions

‘World’s Saddest Polar Bear’ Arturo Dies After 22 Years In Unbearable Living Conditions

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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+├é┬░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.

[Image via Instagram.]

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Super Tiny Polar Bear Cub Takes His First Steps! Check Out The Cuteness HERE!

Super Tiny Polar Bear Cub Takes His First Steps! Check Out The Cuteness HERE!

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├óΓé¼┬ª 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)!!!

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Snuggling Twin Polar Bear Cubs Are Painfully Cute

Snuggling Twin Polar Bear Cubs Are Painfully Cute

Snuggling twin polar bear cubs are so super cute it hurts us!

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!!! (more…)

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Ohio Zoo Uses Beagle To Sniff Out Bear Pregnancies!

Ohio Zoo Uses Beagle To Sniff Out Bear Pregnancies!

Ohio Zoo is using a specially trained beagle to detect bear pregnancies!

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…

Bear pregnancies!!

Yup, you heard us, the two-year-old beagle has been specially trained to detect pregnancies in bears where he will confirm if (more…)

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Rescued Polar Bear Is Stupid Cute!

Rescued Polar Bear Is Stupid Cute!

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!

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Alessandra Ambrosio Pussyfoots Around While Trick-Or-Treating With Anja & Noah

Alessandra Ambrosio Pussyfoots Around While Trick-Or-Treating With Anja & Noah

Alessandra Ambrosio takes Anja and Noah to a costume party in Brentwood for Halloween!
Alessandra Ambrosio takes Anja and Noah to a costume party in Brentwood for Halloween!

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 cake candy!!

[Image via FameFlynet Pictures.]

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Polar Bear Cub Playtime!!

Polar Bear Cub Playtime!!

Awwwwww! Polar bear cubs send cuteness tingles all up and down our body.

It feels so good it’s almost wrong├óΓé¼┬ª but only almost!

So we’re gonna continue watching polar bear cubs play fighting one another for the rest of the day.

Seriously, look at those two. Just watch them playing with each other, or hanging with their mama and try to keep your heart from melting.

It’s impossible. You could be logged in watching this from the Vostok Station in Antarctica with all the doors and windows open and you still couldn’t help your heart from melting.

(We hear it’s quite cold down there. LOLz!)

So check out the video (above) and prepare to awwww your brains out!!

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Giant Mechanical Polar Bear Leads Greenpeace Protest

Giant Mechanical Polar Bear Leads Greenpeace Protest

Greenpeace walked a giant polar bear through Central London in protest of Arctic drilling!

Around 3,000 environmentally conscious, caring people marched through the streets of central London as a half protest, half performance demonstration.

They were coming out against oil companies in the Arctic and they were led by a giant mechanical polar bear!!

The giant beast was the size of a double decker bus and required 15 puppeteers and 20 volunteers to walk it down Lambeth Palace Road towards Shell headquarters.

The giant bear led protesters on a call to ban oil and gas drilling in the Arctic as this would affect the habitat of polar bears and could affect the entire environment!

We’re pretty sure if you want to send a message and get noticed, a giant, 3-ton bear is certainly a good way to do it! Ha!

Hopefully the gas companies got the message: “Stop messing up the Arctic or we’ll use our giant bear to eat your office buildings!”

Or something along those lines. LOLz!

[Image via AP Images.]

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Katie Couric ‘Attacked’ By Giant Polar Bear!!

Katie Couric ‘Attacked’ By Giant Polar Bear!!

Katie Couric

Whoa!! Look out behind you Katie!! There’s a giant├óΓé¼┬ª stuffed.. bear├óΓé¼┬ª

Oh. Guess that’s not a live polar bear├óΓé¼┬ª LOLz!

Katie Couric recently tweeted a terrifying pic (above) and wrote:

“Help!!!! @Hotelranga #Iceland”

That is seriously one GIGANTIC polar bear! We guess she met it while staying at Hotel Ranga in Iceland.

Sounds like a beautiful spot for a vacation… minus the deadly wildlife, of course.

Can you imagine if that thing was real and right behind her??

We’d die of fear before the bear ever got the chance to eat our face off.

Props to Katie for being brave enough to even approach the giant stuffed bear! But don’t scare us like that again, Katie!

[Image via Katie Couric.]

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