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Gus The Polar Bear, New York Icon, Dead At 27

It isn’t often that zoo animals can garner a following or become celebrities. Needless to say, Gus the polar bear wasn’t the average zoo animal. The longtime Central Park Zoo staple was known for his neuroticism that included swimming obsessively around his habitat. This behavior lead to the zoo bringing in professional help for him. His odd ways made him …

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Gus The Polar Bear Put Down After Tumor Found

Gus, the polar bear who became one of the most popular faces of the Central Park Zoo due to his anxious behavior, was euthanized on Tuesday after a veterinarian found a large, inoperable tumor in his thyroid. Gus began showing signs of depression after his mate, Ida, died two years ago, but zoo officials noticed changes in him in the …

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