Friday, January 11, 2008

Adak, the Polar bear

by Brenda Gonzalez, Membership Supervisor

Some of our visitors may remember Adak, the Polar bear. He left our Zoo and moved to the Detroit Zoo in March of 2000 to live in their new Arctic Ring of Life exhibit. This exhibit was the PERFECT place for Adak to spend his twilight years- he had the option of swimming in fresh or salt water pools, lots of room to roam, many different bears to interact with AND, since he was in Detroit, SNOW- every Polar Bear’s dream!! Adak was 30 years old and the veterinary staff at the Detroit Zoo knew that he had congestive heart failure. They were keeping a close eye on him and after much consideration, he was euthanized this week to prevent any suffering.

Check out the link below to find out more about Adak’s home:http://www.detroitzoo.org/Attractions/ARL/Arctic_Ring_of_Life/

2 comments:

  1. Long live Adak the great! He will always be remembered.

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  2. That breaks my heart, but I am greateful he did not have to suffer. Thank you for keeping us posted.

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