A tragic loss for zoo lovers and staff alike
Homer passed away at 7 a.m. in his enclosure. He was the oldest polar bear at the zoo. The two other polar bears sharing the enclosure have been removed and are being monitored.
Today’s incident will be investigated to determine the exact cause of death. Animal welfare and the preservation of species is the main goal of the zoo. Dr. Shanda stated, “the zoo will perform a necropsy to try and determine the cause of death. The results will not be available for several weeks.”
Zookeeper Sara N. Getty stated, “Homer was a very curious and playful polar bear and we will miss him terribly.” Zookeepers, staff, and attendees all alike will mourn this loss and miss our beloved bear.