China's 'Saddest Polar Bear' Might Be Moving Into A New Family.... In Yorkshire
Someone get this bear a flatcap and teach him the right way to say 'scone'!
Pizza the polar bear became viral news a few months ago, when this picture was posted online, showing him to be alone and in serious need of better care.
Pizza, along with other arctic animals, lives in a glass enclosure in a shopping mall in China, in what has been called the world's most depressing zoo.
Pressure mounted on the enclosure to close it’s doors, after nearly half a million people have signed this petition, now it seems that Pizza might have found the escape he needs.
Weirdly, that escape is to Doncaster, in South Yorkshire, as the Yorkshire Wildlife park has made an offer to take Pizza from the enclosure and introduce him into the park's polar bear gang.
We're not totally sure we're ok with polar bears living in the UK, in an environment that is totally inappropriate for the lifestyle they need, however in this case, we do see that this is a great improvement for Pizza.
Care from real professionals, other polar bears and an escape from the constant glares and selfies of the people in the mall is reason enough to bring Pizza over to our corner of the world, at least for now.
In the future however, we hope that animals such as Pizza will stop being taken from their homes and used as entertainment across the world.
Let’s hope that the growing scrutiny that these photos and videos have created will lead to not only an improvement in the lives of these animals, but also a header look at the conditions of all animals living in enclosures all of the world.
Sign the petition here.