Polar bear Arturo dies in Argentina 2 years after petition

July 4, 2016 6:22 PM

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Polar bear Arturo dies in Argentina 2 years after petition

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Authorities say the last captive polar bear in Argentina has died at the Mendoza Zoo in the country's west.

A petition two years ago gathered more than a half-million signatures seeking to have the polar bear named Arturo moved to Canada.

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