Denver Zoo Euthanizes Polar Bear In Failing Health

By: AP
By: AP

DENVER (AP) -- The Denver Zoo is mourning the death of its 25-year-old female polar bear, Soosha.

Zoo officials said Tuesday that Soosha was euthanized March 14 after being in failing health and declining to eat.

The life span of a wild female polar bear can be up to the mid-20s, while polar bears in zoos can live into their mid-30s.

Soosha arrived at the Denver Zoo from Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, S.C., in 1987.

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