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OLDEST POLAR BEAR DIES

 
 
Reply Wed 19 Nov, 2008 02:54 pm
DEBBY , the world's oldest polar bear and living in the winnipeg zoo died at the age of 42 .

DEBBY at her 40th birthday in 2006 .

http://www.cbc.ca/gfx/images/news/topstories/2008/11/18/tp-debbybear.jpg

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Tributes and remembrances of Debby, who was the world's oldest living polar bear, flooded into the Winnipeg zoo on Tuesday after officials announced the bear was dead.

The 42-year-old polar bear was born in the Russian Arctic in 1966 and came to Winnipeg's Assiniboine Park Zoo as an orphan a year later. The bear's health had been failing in recent months and she was euthanized Monday as her organs began to fail.


full article :
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/11/18/debby-bear.html?ref=rss
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Wed 19 Nov, 2008 02:59 pm
Are they gonna eBay the rug?
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squinney
 
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Reply Wed 19 Nov, 2008 03:04 pm
Ahh. Sounds like she had a good long life. I had no idea the average life expectancy for polar bears in the wild is only 20-30 years. I had figured at least 50 would be normal.

With a short life span and the ice melting, they really could be wiped out pretty quick.
Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Wed 19 Nov, 2008 04:27 pm
@squinney,
Mom...<sniff>
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Wed 19 Nov, 2008 04:58 pm
I remember visiting the Winnipeg zoo many times and seeing Debbie when I lived there for a couple of years in the early seventies. I had no idea that she had lived this long.

cjhsa - grow up
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Wed 19 Nov, 2008 05:55 pm
Don't worry, the oldest living polar bear is still alive.
NickFun
 
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Reply Wed 19 Nov, 2008 06:11 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
That's right Finn. If it wasn't then it wouldn't be living.
Intrepid
 
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Reply Wed 19 Nov, 2008 07:23 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
What is it's name and where is it?
cjhsa
 
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Reply Thu 20 Nov, 2008 07:51 am
@Intrepid,
Rugsteak.
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Thu 20 Nov, 2008 04:53 pm
@NickFun,
That's right Nick, you figured it out.

Give yourself a cookie as a reward.

Smile
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Thu 20 Nov, 2008 04:54 pm
@Intrepid,
Who knows, but it's out there somewhere we can be certain.
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