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In The Central Park Zoo I have seen ... A Polar Bear. (Ursus maritimus)
This bear was called IDA, it was a female who was present with Gus (the male) since the park opened. She was 25, unfortunately I learned by searching the internet to fill this note, Ida was euthanized in 2011 due to liver cancer ..

in May 2011 when I saw them, while Gus swam tirelessly, doing laps in the 90 000 gallons of fresh water available to them ... Ida was still, quiet on the rocks .. This allowed me to take this picture ...

Arktos The Greek word for "bear", is the origin of the name of the Arctic. Antarctica means "no bear" ..

This species lives only on the ice around the North Pole, bordering the Arctic Ocean. Because of global warming and the disruption of this habitat, the polar bear populations are generally declining and the species is considered endangered. It is estimated that the polar bear population would be between 20 000 and 25 000 individuals ...

Ida thank you for this exchange.

BrALm.

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