Monday, 17 November 2008
Polar Bear Alert. STOP. Part Three: Debby 1966 - 2008
Sadly, Debby had to be put down today. Just weeks shy of her 42nd birthday. She lived twice the life expectancy of a polar bear so she had a good run but, still, sad to hear.
I blogged about Debby in the summer with some pics here.
Thanks Debby. Winnipeg will miss you !
Nov '08 Updates:
- It's interesting to see the reach that the death of Debby has had. Featured prominently from the UK to South Africa and Australia. Even Saturday Night Live gave her a mention on Weekend Update ! Certainly a fascination with polar bears world wide !
- Good commentary by both Kives (Zoo must make the most of Debby's death) and Frog (Building a better zoo).
Bear Debby still leaves a hole - WFP Sep 25, 2009
Debby Continues to Inspire - Zoo Society Blog Oct 12, 2009
Polar Bears' Return Buoyed by Prov Cash - WFP Dec 3, 2009