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The Lonely Polar Bear


Animals  (tags: gus, ida, death, zoo polar bears, loneliness, grief, boredom, welfare )

Simone
- 2934 days ago - nytimes.com
MY heart goes out to Gus, the famously neurotic polar bear in the Central Park Zoo, who used to swim endless laps around his pool. He'd dive to the bottom in a froth of bubbles, surge across and then surface like a bear obsessed.



   

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Shirley S (187)
Monday July 4, 2011, 11:52 pm
What a shame!
 

Lisa Neste (202)
Tuesday July 5, 2011, 10:57 am
This breaks my heart Simone!
 

Lyne F (93)
Tuesday July 5, 2011, 11:57 am
That poor bear...what he's been through over the years. Gus and Ida were survivors alright...big sad sigh
 

Carol H (229)
Tuesday July 5, 2011, 1:14 pm
sadly noted, thanks Simone
 

. (1)
Tuesday July 5, 2011, 1:22 pm
Noted. Thank you Simone.
 

Constance F (418)
Tuesday July 5, 2011, 2:50 pm
End the horror. End Zoos and the Circus. Who with any sense of awareness or compassion wants to look at another species caged. ???
 

Chris R (80)
Tuesday July 5, 2011, 4:17 pm
Poor Gus =(
 

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Tuesday July 5, 2011, 10:44 pm
Sadly noted. Thanks Simone.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 5, 2011, 11:05 pm
If they won't get him another companion, send him over here to Sea World in Queensland! He could have fun with other polar bears! There is no need for this bear to be alone! I'm going to email them and see if they would consider buying him. Noted, thanks Simone.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 6, 2011, 2:06 am
Noted, poor bear!
 
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