While the zoo has mixed reviews online, several visitors have commented on the small, barren spaces reportedly allotted to the animals. "I walked out crying," one reviewer wrote.
Little action can be taken until more details come to light about the bear and where he's kept. But Roberts said he hopes that, in the meantime, the clip will remind people to think twice before they support facilities that keep large animals like polar bears in substandard conditions.
"What I think that video amplifies is that the modern zoo is ill-equipped to provide wild animals with the welfare they require," he said. "Whether it's the environment, having others of their own kind, or environmental enrichment, zoos repeatedly fail ... [and] polar bears in zoos does nothing to address the conservation threats facing the species in the wild, and, really, that's got to be our focus right now."
The Dodo will update this post if more information becomes available. In the meantime, you can sign a petition here seeking to improve the welfare for the animals at the zoo.