Inuka was an inquisitive and easy-going polar bear: Zookeepers

Inuka enjoying a treat on Dec 22, 2016, for his 26th birthday.
Inuka enjoying a treat on Dec 22, 2016, for his 26th birthday.PHOTO: ST FILE
One of Inuka's caregivers said he preferred everyday objects such as tyres and rubber bins to imported toys.
One of Inuka's caregivers said he preferred everyday objects such as tyres and rubber bins to imported toys.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

SINGAPORE - When it came to toys, Inuka had a keen sense of what he wanted - out went the fancy customised items the zoo would import for him, in came everyday objects such as rubbish bins and tyres.

Of course, being the first polar bear born in the tropics meant there would be a few quirks, as his zookeeper Mohan Ponichamy noted in an interview with The Straits Times last Thursday (April 19).

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