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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