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South Korea's last polar bear heads for retirement in Doncaster

The last polar bear in South Korea is heading for retirement in Doncaster.

The last polar bear in South Korea is heading for retirement in Doncaster. Credit: Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Tongki, who is 24, currently lives at a theme park near Seoul. But the Yorkshire Wildlife Park has announced he will be joining the park's four other bears - the only ones in England - in November.

Staff and vets have already visited Tongki to make sure he is fit to travel the 5,500 miles from South Korea to South Yorkshire.

He is to be the latest addition to its Project Polar reserve in South Yorkshire, where England’s only polar bears live.