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    roxpix
    roxpix  102236 forum posts Scotland11 Constructive Critique Points
    15 Apr 2011 - 1:51 PM

    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

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    Coleslaw
    Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
    15 Apr 2011 - 1:59 PM

    awww...... Sad RIP.

    roxpix
    roxpix  102236 forum posts Scotland11 Constructive Critique Points
    15 Apr 2011 - 2:04 PM

    Yeah itís a shame, saw her for the last time two weeks ago & was really showing her age (30)

    Coleslaw
    Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
    15 Apr 2011 - 2:07 PM


    Quote: was really showing her age

    grey hair? Smile

    Carabosse
    Carabosse e2 Member 1139395 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
    15 Apr 2011 - 2:12 PM

    No, she'd started moaning about everything and how it was better in the good old days! Wink

    roxpix
    roxpix  102236 forum posts Scotland11 Constructive Critique Points
    15 Apr 2011 - 2:29 PM


    Quote: grey hair?

    Less tap more waltz Wink

    She just looked a lot more lethargic, the 2 yr old doesnít 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 heís on a night out, so just made the old yin look slower than usual

    thewilliam
    17 Apr 2011 - 12:16 AM

    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.

    ventile
    ventile  7152 forum posts Wales
    17 Apr 2011 - 12:27 AM

    Sad to hear...

    tomcat
    tomcat e2 Member 85912 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
    17 Apr 2011 - 9:01 PM

    I knowSad

    elowes
    elowes  102832 forum posts United Kingdom
    17 Apr 2011 - 9:26 PM

    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.

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