13 Mar '12, 8pm

Save Yupi: Polar Bear Suffering in Mexican Zoo | Care2 Causes

Save Yupi: Polar Bear Suffering in Mexican Zoo | Care2 Causes

Yupi is a polar bear who was brought to the Morelia Zoo in Mexico as an orphan after her mother was killed in Alaska. She was 3-months-old at the time. She’s now 18 and has spent her entire life there in a barren enclosure unfit for a polar bear, but her future doesn’t have to be so bleak. Unbeknownst to her, animal advocates and a number of animal welfare organizations from around the world are campaigning to have Yupi moved to a facility that’s better equipped to meet her needs. Yupi currently spends her days in a tropical climate that is overwhelmingly inappropriate for a polar bear, which is exacerbated by the fact that she’s trapped in a concrete enclosure that does not provide any enrichment, adequate shade or enough room to allow for normal polar bear behaviors and activity (watch video ). She shows the abnormal, repetitive, behavior of a bored and frustrated captiv...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/save-yupi-polar-bear-sufferin...

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