Early this morning, here at the Midland Zoo, our beloved Homer passed away.

At around 7 a.m. this morning, the zookeeper, Sara N. Getty, found Homer in his enclosure. The cause of Homer’s death is unknown and Midland Zoo and its faculty are doing everything in their power to find out what happened.

Chris P. Bacon, the zoo director, said, “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.”

The zoo also stated that two other animal deaths have occurred this month, but the deaths are unrelated. These deaths were of a 6-year-old giraffe and a 10-year-old bobcat.

The zookeeper, Sara N. Getty, said, “Homer was a very curious and playful polar bear and we will miss him terribly.”

Again, the zoo and its faculty are doing everything in their power to find out what happened to Homer.