Midland Zoo grieves for the loss of their oldest animal Homer. In an unexpected death of the 16-year-old Polar Bear, the tragedy left many in shock.

The cause of death is still unknown but the playful and curious friends will always be remembered and will be missed. Many animals have died for odd reasons if that’s being renal failure, or even horns getting caught in a stall.

Zoo Director stated “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.” Having Polar Bears since 1985 the death is very unusual and unexpected.

Homer, dead at 16 will always be remembered for his character and his curiosity.