Thursday Throw Down: Cheery view of polar bears according to SeaWorld or grim bleak life according to PETA

Perhaps the truth lies somewhere in between.

PETA calls the polar bear in the Grandview Aquarium, a shopping mall, one of the saddest zoos in the world.

The “animal prison” as PETA calls it opened in January 2016 and features 500 species including two polar bears, five walrus calves, six young beluga whales, and two Arctic wolves—in barren enclosures that are too small for them to engage in natural behaviour.

The animals suffer in that mall from neglect, poor care, lack of stimulation, and lack of natural light. The zoo is located in a shopping mall, according to PETA.

SeaWorld on the other hand paints a rosier picture for its polar bears. On its ShamuTV channel, the plight of polar bears is presented much more happily.

Saving a Species: Polar Bears you’ll find out that although polar bears may be one of the strongest, most well adapted animals in their domain, even for them, survival in the Arctic is a daily struggle.

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