Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more
Can't Access your Account?
New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!
Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!
Mercedes the polar bear has been "put to sleep" after a "recent rapid deterioration in her welfare", the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) has announced
Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.
Yeah it’s a shame, saw her for the last time two weeks ago & was really showing her age (30)
Quote: was really showing her age
No, she'd started moaning about everything and how it was better in the good old days!
Quote: grey hair?
Less tap more waltz
She just looked a lot more lethargic, the 2 yr old doesn’t help when comparing them because he was running about playing with traffic cones, throwing them into the pond and leaping in after them etc like he’s on a night out, so just made the old yin look slower than usual
Polar bears are particularly intelligent creatures and imprisonment in a zoo doesn't seem to give them enough stimulation. There was one at Bristol zoo that basically went mad and had to be put down.
Sad to hear...
Sad ain't it.
By the time anyone gave proper consideration to the Bristol bear the poor thing was beyond help and a very sorry sight to display to adults and children alike. I hope this Mercedes didn't suffer in the same way and that the zoo didn't inflict her misery on too many children before doing something about it.
ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.
Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.
You must be a member to leave a comment
Get the latest photography news straight from ePHOTOzine in your email every month and win prizes!
1st April 2014 - 30th April 2014
18th April 2014 - 25th April 2014
Check out ePHOTOzine's inspirational photo month calendar! Each day click on a window to unveil new photography tips, treats and techniques.
View April's Photo Month Calendar