'World's saddest polar bear' may get a new home
In July, we were introduced to Pizza, known as the "world's saddest polar bear." Pizza is kept in a Chinese shopping mall in the summer heat rather than the usual ice habitat.
Not only is Pizza's aquarium not the normal climate and around 40 square meters, he is alone. Some mall customers expressed concern about Pizza's quality of life, but others posed with him for selfies.
Thankfully, Pizza's life may soon change. The organization Animals Asia collected over 500,000 signatures in a petition to demand that the aquarium close.
British zoo Yorkshire Wildlife Park has asked the Grandview Aquarium in Guangzhou, where Pizza is kept, if they can move him to a specific polar bear habitat.
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"The good news now for Grandview is that they now have the chance to put their mistake right," said Dave Neale, Animal Welfare Director for Animals Asia.
As of Tuesday, Grandview has not revealed whether they will release Pizza. Many are hoping they will, and that Pizza may have a happier life.
"Thanks to this incredible offer from Yorkshire Wildlife Park there can be a happy ending," Neale said, "and the negative publicity they have suffered can yet be turned into a positive news story."