Honorable Mention / 2018 / Press / General News

Inuka's last days

  • Company
    The Straits Times
  • Photographer
    Lim Yaohui
  • Credit
    Lim Yaohui

Inuka, Singapore's last polar bear, was put to sleep on humane and welfare grounds, on
April 25, 2018. The 27-year-old animal's health had not improved during its final health
check. It had been suffering from age-related ailments such as arthritis, dental issues
and occasional ear infections for the past five years.

Lim Yaohui (b. 1982) is a photojournalist with The Straits Times in Singapore. His passion for nature and the environment led him to work as a horticulturist with the Singapore Botanic Gardens after graduating from the National University of Singapore with a degree in Life Sciences in 2007. In 2012, he left to pursue photography and became a full time photojournalist in 2016.

Awards 3 Honorable mentions, 2016 International Photography Awards Competition
1 Honorable mentions, 2015 International Photography Awards Competition
1 Honorable mentions, 2014 International Photography Awards Competition
5 Honorable mentions, 2013 International Photography Awards Competition
4 Honorable mentions, 2012 International Photography Awards Competition
Honorable Mention, Press/Feature Story category, PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris, 2012
7 Honorable mentions, 2011 International Photography Awards Competition
Gold, “Prix de la Photographie, Paris” (Px3), 2015
Bronze, “Prix de la Photographie, Paris” (Px3), 2011
Honorable mention, 2010 International Photography Awards Competition