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Black Bear At Zoo Dies

Associated Press - August 13, 2013 6:13 am

A male black bear at the Great Bend zoo has died.

The bear — named Clyde — was euthanized Sunday. The bear had undergone emergency surgery Thursday. But zoo director Scott Gregory commented at the time that the procedure was risky and Clyde’s condition was critical.

Clyde’s problem stemmed from a procedure done seven years ago when an issue with his reproductive system required surgery. But when Clyde required emergency surgery in July, scar tissue from the previous surgery became infected. His body then became toxic because he refused to eat or drink.

Yet another surgery was required in July, and Clyde’s condition had improved considerably by the end of the month. But his temporary recovery ended last week.

Red Neck

August 13, 2013 at 8:54 am

Why was a procedure done seven years ago? If he was unable to breed then he should have been removed from the breeding program plain and simple.

Charles Sadler

August 13, 2013 at 3:34 pm

not all animals in zoos are in a breeding program, nowhere do I read the bear was in such a program

Iggy p Daily

August 13, 2013 at 11:05 pm

Re-read the story

Charles Sadler

August 14, 2013 at 8:15 am

Again, no where does it say he was in abreeding program. Just because he had surgery on reproductive system does not mean he was breeding. read the story. also still waiting Iggy

Red Neck

August 14, 2013 at 8:32 am

Evidently you boy are ignorant. There is no reason to do the surgery to begin with if breeding was not intended. The outcome was the death of an animal that would have been better left in the wild.

Charles Sadler

August 14, 2013 at 11:46 am

Redneck you stupid MF. they do surgery all the time on animals in zoos. it is to keep them healthy and live longer lives. get some education

Denise Riat

August 14, 2013 at 4:16 pm

LOL! You people are comical!

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