Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Mercedes: The Polar Bear

      Mercedes a polar bear from the Highland Wildlife Park in England had to be put to 'sleep' after years of dealing with arthritis. Mercedes was saved from being shot back in 1984 when she lived in the wild, then she was brought to live in a zoo. She gave birth to two cubs  while in captivity. Zoo employees were very sad for this situation.

There are so few Polar Bear in the wild, is too bad we´re losing such a wonderful specie.

24 comments:

  1. one of my favourite animals. sahme they are falling so suddenly

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  2. Very sad! But at least they saved her life and she got to live much much longer :)

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  3. Magnificent animals brought to brink of extinction by humans.

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  4. I wish there was some kind of anti-global warming. So the polar bears would get their arctics back and the Swedish climate wouldn't be so god damned hot :)

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  5. Aww, poor thing. Hope the cubs continue to live on.

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  6. I didn't know polar bears could get arthritis.

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  7. Sad, but at least she lived a good life.

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  8. Poor bear, being given a stripper name.

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  9. great animals, a shame their natural habitat is getting smaller every day

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  10. Awe, that is sad. I'm happy she was able to give birth to two cubs to carry on. : )

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  11. Oh man, and so recently after the one in Germany...

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  12. rip mercedes. we think about you every day...

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  13. i will probably never see a polar bear in person

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  14. Since beginning to follow this blog, I have seen the passion for mother Earth that you display on an almost daily basis. We need more people like you, not just in the blogosphere here but in the off-line world as well. I cannot help but follow and be amazed at your insight and your passions.

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  15. I owe Polar Bears a lot for bringing me the joys of coca-cola. Those were my favorite advertising ads EVER! I'm sorry to see that they're so scarce now...

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  16. awww, but she was so old..,I'm not even that old, RIP Mercedes!

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