The polar bear dies at the zoo
The Canadian Press –
January 29, 2019 / 11:20 a.m. | History:
Photo: Zoological Park of Assiniboine
A polar bear has died at the Winnipeg Zoo.
Assiniboine Park Zoo says the five-year-old bruin named Blizzard died on Monday.
The boy had shown signs of illness during the last two weeks, including loss of appetite and lethargic behavior.
He was subjected to anesthesia to be treated, but he died awake.
Necropsy found fluid in the chest cavity and emits with the heart, but veterinarians continue to investigate what caused death.
Blizzard and his sister, called Star, arrived at the zoo after being orphaned by Churchill in 2014.
There are nine polar bears at the zoo.
Another polar bear named Eli died at the zoo in 2017.