Dead polar bear Sheba lives on in Singapore Zoo as body preserved as exhibit

-- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
-- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA

In death, as in life, Singapore Zoo's beloved polar bear Sheba will continue to enchant thousands of children each year.

The bear made its first appearance at the zoo yesterday, since its body was preserved by a taxidermist after it died of old age last November.

This Friday and Saturday, visitors can get up close to it as part of the zoo's Children's Day activities. Show-and-tell sessions will be held thrice each day. They are free to the public with admission to the zoo.