He’s called Pizza and has been dubbed the "world’s saddest polar bear" after videos emerged of him slumped on the floor of his enclosure.
Nearly 400,000 people have signed a petition to close the "ocean theme park" at the Grandview Centre in Guangzhou. It is also home to beluga whales, walrus calves, a wolf and arctic foxes.
Animals Asia started the petition, releasing a video that looks like Pizza is crying as tourists stop to take photos.
The charity says the aquarium’s owners made "no attempt to create an environment that would meet the needs of any living bear" when it opened in January. It claims Pizza is living in cramped conditions with "nothing natural".
Animal Welfare Director Dave Neale thinks the staff don’t understand how polar bears should be kept. "Grandview is genuinely shocked by the international outrage at their aquarium and the awful facilities used to house animals. As is so often the case, I believe that the cruelty is as much about a lack of knowledge as commercial pressures."
"There will never be a time when polar bears can ever comfortably be kept inside a shopping centre," says Dave Neale. "As far as we are concerned we are working for the animals. We cannot turn our backs on them."
as is often the case：常有的事、屢見不鮮。例句：She is late again, as is often the case with her.（她又遲到了，這種狀況屢見不鮮。）
as far as....is concerned：就....而言。例句：As far as he is concerned, nothing is as important as his pet. （對他來說，沒有什麼比他的寵物還重要。）
turn one’s back on：置之不理。例句：I couldn’t turn my back on the stray dog that it was hit by a car.（我無法不理會這隻流浪狗，牠被一部車撞了。）