Yorkshire Wildlife Park in England will soon be welcoming their first polar bear.
Victor, a 15-year-old male polar bear at Rhenen Zoo in Holland will be the first to arrive at the park’s brand new polar bear reserve. The polar bear reserve joins some of the biggest in the world, with four different sections spanning 10 acres and will feature waterfalls, pools, landscaped hills, rocky areas and up to 8m deep lakes among many other natural features. Victor has been selected to join the park’s collection as he is no longer required for the breeding programme at Rhenen Zoo. He is due to arrive at the Park next month in a specialist climate controlled transporter and will be given time to settle in and will spend time getting to know his keepers. Once staff are confidient he has settled in, the polar bear centre, called Project Polar, will be opened to the public. Read more
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As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, Arturo cannot be relocated to Assiniboine Park Zoo in Canada, where online petitions have requested him to be moved to, because Mendoza Zoo does not have the required health records for Arturo. Even if Arturo could be transferred elsewhere, transporting him would require sedation and given his age and current health condition as well as the lack of information regarding his health records the transfer may be too risky.
Transferring Arturo is out altogether now as recent news has revealed that Mendoza Zoo has made the discussion to reject moving Arturo. Hope is now for Mendoza Zoo to begin focusing on developing ways to improve his health and living conditions.
Mendoza Zoo have made the decision to reject moving Arturo so I’m afriad even if Central Park Zoo, or any other zoo offered to take him, he’s not going anywhere else soon.