Tundra, a 29-year-old polar bear, has been living alone at the Indianapolis Zoo since 1988. But her life is about to change.
"The Indianapolis Zoo has made a very difficult decision to permanently close its polar bear exhibit," the zoo announced on Monday. The environment where Tundra was living just wasn't good enough for the aging bear, the zoo decided. Tundra, who was born at the San Diego Zoo in 1986, can't be released into the wild. "As a 29-year-old polar bear who spent her entire life in human care, she is not a candidate for reintroduction in the wild," Carla Knapp, a representative for the Indianapolis Zoo, told The Dodo.
So people figured out the next best thing.