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Ailing Inuka put down

Polar bear had been suffering age-related ailments for the past five years

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Inuka means "Silent Stalker" in Inuit. He was the only polar bear to have been born in the tropics. Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has supported Inuka since his birth.

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Inuka means "Silent Stalker" in Inuit. He was the only polar bear to have been born in the tropics. Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has supported Inuka since his birth.

AT 27, Inuka, Singapore's last polar bear, had exceeded the average life expectancy of polar bears, which typically live 15 to 18 years in the wild and 25 years under human care.

But he was in failing health. In human terms, he would have been over 70 years old. He had been suffering age-...

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