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Polar bear Mercedes put to sleep

roxpix 12 2.2k 11 Scotland
15 Apr 2011 1:51PM
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 10 13.4k 28 Wales
15 Apr 2011 1:59PM
awww...... Sad RIP.
roxpix 12 2.2k 11 Scotland
15 Apr 2011 2:04PM
Yeah itís a shame, saw her for the last time two weeks ago & was really showing her age (30)
Coleslaw 10 13.4k 28 Wales
15 Apr 2011 2:07PM

Quote:was really showing her age

grey hair? Smile
Carabosse Plus
12 39.9k 269 England
15 Apr 2011 2:12PM
No, she'd started moaning about everything and how it was better in the good old days! Wink
roxpix 12 2.2k 11 Scotland
15 Apr 2011 2:29PM

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 7 5.5k
17 Apr 2011 12:16AM
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 8 152 Wales
17 Apr 2011 12:27AM
Sad to hear...
tomcat Plus
10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2011 9:01PM
I knowSad
elowes 11 2.8k United Kingdom
17 Apr 2011 9:26PM
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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