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Debby, World's Oldest Living Polar Bear, Dies


Debby, a 41-year-old polar bear at the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg, Manitoba was euthanized yesterday due to a degrading kidney condition. Debby was orphaned as a cub and brought to the zoo in 1967.

The Zoo released a statement about Debby, who was considered the world's oldest living polar bear: "It is with great sadness that Winnipeg's Assiniboine Park Zoo must advise that Debby the polar bear -- one of the world's most-famous and loved bears -- was euthanized on Monday."

Zoo coordinator Gordon Glover said Debby was "without a doubt the most famous animal in (the zoo's) 104-year history."

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  1. Aww, RIP Debby.

    Posted by: Red | Nov 19, 2008 1:10:17 PM

  2. So, now Cindy McCain is the oldest?

    Posted by: davefromtampa | Nov 19, 2008 2:57:10 PM

  3. Hey, TAMPA DAVE, I knew you still had some devilment in you.

    Hey, how's your "everybody thought he was gay" quarterback doing this year. My Donovan McNabb didn't know a game could end in a tie...and against frickin' Cincinatti. well...

    Oh, God Bless Miss Debby...and Cindy...and THE QUEEN.

    I'm not being rude and shallow--am I? I mean, Miss Debby did have a good life...didn't she?

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Nov 19, 2008 3:56:43 PM

  4. Hey Derrick, props to the phillies, oh well. Jeff Garcia is now married with one kid and one on the way, he still has the gay face, though.

    Posted by: davefromtampa | Nov 19, 2008 5:21:30 PM

  5. This makes me sad... especially as more and more polar bears are dying due to the melting ice, lack of living space and food. RIP.

    Posted by: CJ | Nov 19, 2008 11:33:21 PM

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