Unfortunately, the Midland Zoo has lost several friends. Homer the polar bear has passed away. Currently, the other two polar bears Yukon and Mckenzie are being monitored by our veterinary staff. Zookeeper Sara N.Getty had this to say about Homer’s passing, “Homer was a very curious and playful polar bear and we will miss him terribly.”

Regina, the bobcat died of renal failure last week. She was 10 years old. Kenya the giraffe accidentally in a freak accident. Zoo director Chris P. Bacon commented on the recent deaths. “We will do everything in our power to determine how this bear died. Animal welfare and the preservation of species are our primary goals here at the zoo.