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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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Yeah itís 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 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
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.
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