July 1, 2014

ARTURO, ARGENTINA'S DEPRESSSED POLAR BEAR, HOPE GO TO CANADA

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                                  ARTURO, ARGENTINA'S DEPRESSSED POLAR BEAR, HOPE GO TO CANADA



Arturo bear is in poor health and analyze sedated to make studies
The animal has shown signs of decay and decline in physical activity and appetite. Has 30 years. Friday, May 6, 2016

   
                                                                                                        

Arturo has been in mourning since the death of his companion in 2012. It is summer now in Argentina, and he is exhausted from the heat. A trip to cool Canada might brighten his mood.
Such is life for an aging, depressed polar bear at a zoo in Mendoza, at the foot of the Andes in western Argentina.
On Friday, veterinarians from Canada, Chile and Argentina will determine if the 29-year-old animal is in shape to endure the long trip to Canada, where a zoo in Winnipeg has offered to adopt him.
In Mendoza and elsewhere in Argentina, no one is indifferent to the fate of the bear.
People still remember the tragic death of another polar bear, 16-year-old Winner, who passed away at the Buenos Aires zoo during Christmas 2012 as temperatures reached 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit).
Over the past 20 years, Arturo has grown accustomed to the hot summers and mild winters of Mendoza. The question now is whether he can handle Canada's frosty winter.
Born in the United States in 1985, Arturo arrived in 1993 in Mendoza, a city of 120,000 known for its wine production.
"Despite his age, he is good condition," said zoo director Gustavo Pronotto. He said the life expectancy of a polar bear is just over 20 years and that in captivity, they can often live to see age 30.
Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg has proposed paying for the transport costs.
Greenpeace has gathered 160,000 signatures in a campaign to transfer Arturo urgently to Canada, which it says has weather that more closely resembles what occurs in his natural habitat.
Canada is home to 60 percent of the world's 20,000 to 25,000 polar bears, which are concentrated in the Arctic -- including Russia, the United States (Alaska), Norway and the Danish territory of Greenland.
Classified as "vulnerable" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the polar bear (Ursus maritimus) is the planet's largest land-based predator.
He will be missed...
Besides Greenpeace, everyday people in Argentina have called for the animal to be allowed to go to Canada, saying the zoo here has been negligent.
Authorities in the province of Mendoza, which owns the zoo, have given the green light to sending the bear to Canada. But they have held up the operation pending the results of Friday's tests.
The zoo director says he understands local concern but says the bear "is not a package that one can move around like merchandise."
"Everything depends on the health of the animal and how he can withstand a 15,000-kilometer trip," said Pronotto, who is also a veterinarian.
"We must avoid a big mistake, like his death during the trip or upon arrival. One must evaluate the risks carefully. He is old, and this would require many hours of anesthesia."
Out in the wild, this feared hunter lives off seals and, when food is rare, also attacks musk oxen, reindeer and small rodents.
At the Mendoza zoo, Arturo is served 15 kilos of meat per day, and all the fruit and vegetables he can eat.
He also loves honey. And if his caretakers are late, Arturo growls to draw their attention.
As the zoo's mascot, he has an air-conditioned 35-square-meter (375-square-foot) enclosure, a 500-square-meter beach and a swimming pool in which his guards throw blocks of ice to keep it cool.
Experts say Arturo has been deeply saddened by the death in May 2012 of Pelusa, his mate for two decades, at age 30. She had several cubs, but none survived.

Arturo : The Mendoza Zoo


                                                         2012 Arturo & Pelusa 

Arturo Zoocosis polar bear in JULY
               
Published on July 18, 2013
POLAR BEAR ARTURO in Mendoza Zoo, in the month of July 2013 
In this video we see him with his long zoocosis of that terrible loneliness that afflicts us -. Walk from one side to another, always in the same place and that grievance and complaint grin on his face that hurts our souls -. 
their cage We watched from above and do not understand much abuse towards an animal that should be walking on ice and surrounded by sea -

ARTURO

DEPRESSSED POLAR BEAR

ARGENTINA

29-year-old  They can often live to age 30.
Christmas 2012 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit).
160,000 signatures in a campaign
Death of his companion in 2012
 

MAY GO TO CANADA

DEPRESSSED POLAR BEAR

Arturo, the only polar bear in Argentina, seen in captivity at a zoo in Mendoza, 1,050 km west of Buenos Aires, on February 5, 2014
The experts said on Friday the trip was risky because it would require anesthetizing the aging bear for 24 to 48 hours, and ultimately, “he is fine, in good condition” right where he is.
“This is an animal that is 29 and has exceeded the normal life expectancy of 21 years,” said Eduardo Francisco, director of Temaiken, a renowned private zoo in Argentina.
“A significant sedation would seriously compromise, physically, an animal of this age and species,” he said.
Experts say Arturo was also deeply saddened by the death in May 2012 of Pelusa, his mate for two decades, at age 30. She had several cubs, but none survived.
“Arturo never emerged from his state of depression,” Mendoza zoo director Gustavo Pronotto said.
As the zoo’s mascot, he has an air-conditioned, 35-square-meter (375-square-foot) enclosure, a 500-square-meter beach and a swimming pool in which his guards throw blocks of ice to keep it cool.


Arturo, the only polar bear in Argentina, seen in captivity at a zoo in Mendoza, 1,050 km west of Buenos Aires, on February 5, 2014The experts said on Friday the trip was risky because it would require anesthetizing the aging bear for 24 to 48 hours, and ultimately, “he is fine, in good condition” right where he is.“This is an animal that is 29 and has exceeded the normal life expectancy of 21 years,” said Eduardo Francisco, director of Temaiken, a renowned private zoo in Argentina.“A significant sedation would seriously compromise, physically, an animal of this age and species,” he said.Experts say Arturo was also deeply saddened by the death in May 2012 of Pelusa, his mate for two decades, at age 30. She had several cubs, but none survived.“Arturo never emerged from his state of depression,” Mendoza zoo director Gustavo Pronotto said.As the zoo’s mascot, he has an air-conditioned, 35-square-meter (375-square-foot) enclosure, a 500-square-meter beach and a swimming pool in which his guards throw blocks of ice to keep it cool.

Zoo Mendoza 

Petition
★Please allow Arturo to have a better life in the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Canada
★LIBEREN AL OSO POLAR ARTURO DE SU INFIERNO EN EL ZOO DE MENDOZA
★GUSTAVO PRONOTTO Director del Zoo de Mendoza: PERMITAN EL TRASLADO DEL OSO POLAR ARTURO A CANADÁ PARA QUE SOBREVIVA.
★Al Gobierno de Mendoza y Director del Zoológico mendocino: Traslado URGENTE del Oso Polar Arturo a Canadá
★Intendente y gobernador de Mendoza, Argentina: Que se cierre el zoo urgente!
★Please allow Arturo to have a better life in the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Canada
★LIBEREN AL OSO POLAR ARTURO DE SU INFIERNO EN EL ZOO DE MENDOZA
★Salvemos la vida del oso polar Arturo del zoológico de Mendoza: el calor infernal lo está matando!
★Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Francisco Perez: Liberación del oso polar Arturo en el Zoológico de Mendoza.
★Sr Gobernador de la Provincia de Mendoza: Dr Francisco Perez : Salvemos la vida del oso polar Arturo: el calor lo está matando!!!

★Quickly issue a special import permit to Canada for Arturo the Polar bear.
Polar Bear Bedroom Arturo November 2013

         

Thank you ~Keiko Olds~

4 comments:

  1. I understood that in early Feb Arturo was refused entry to Canada due to the lack of medical records covering the last 3 yrs, as required by import regulations. Was that misreported or has the situation now been rectified? If so it would be a great step forward.

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  2. mendoza is refusing the vet assessment offered by zookeepers and by polar bear habitat in canada. they are refusing to work with polar bear habitat to get what records they have together for a permit, and were told polar bear habitat would help them achieve that. now mendoza is are saying it is canada's fault. additionally claiming arturo cannot be anesthesized for the trip, when they have been told by polar bear habitat it isn't necessary. they are LYING AT EVERY TURN.

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  3. Why would this poor bear have to be anaesthetized? I mean, look at the condition he is in. He is weak and clearly underfed. He looks to be unhealthy and depressed. With proper caging, he would not have to be given any drugs whatsoever.
    These despicable people in Argentina are the problem. Canada has nothing to do with it. In fact, the polar bear sanctuary in Winnipeg even offered to pay for the transport of Arturo. I think the problem lies with the fact that this poor bear probably has no medical records because they clearly don't look after his health which is more than evident from his appearance. Its logical to assume that Canada requires this information to know the status of his health. They have other animals in their care and obviously must be careful in terms of what they allow to be brought into the country.
    If we want to blame anyone for the misery that this poor bear is in, it's the Argentinian people and their respective government representatives who could make a huge difference in this bear's life if they choose to, but you have decided that the status of his living conditions in this sorry excuse for a zoo is adequate.

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  4. SUNDER IS FREE SO COME ON WORLD FREE ARTURO WE CAN ALL DO IT DONT DONT GIVE UP.

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