Argentinians might be having a sad start to the week after losing in the World Cup final to Germany, but their grief doesn’t even come close to one inhabitant’s in the city of Mendoza. Arturo, a 29-year-old polar bear at the Mendoza Zoo, has been called the “world’s saddest animal” as he wastes away depressed and overheated in his enclosure.
“You can see he is going crazy. He moves the way polar bears do when they are suffering a lot of stress,” said Fernanda Arentsen, an Argentinian professor who’s written to the government asking them to move Arturo to a cooler place. “He has been filmed rocking back and forth in a way that signals distress. It breaks my heart to see it. There is no way for him to escape the heat. He looks so sad. He looks in pain.”
His behavior makes absolute sense as the Arctic animal is…
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