Morto allo zoo di Milwaukee il più vecchio orso polare in cura per gli esseri umani in Nord America

Venerdì è morto l'orso polare più vecchio in cura per gli esseri umani in Nord America, secondo lo zoo della contea di Milwaukee nel Wisconsin.

Lilly delle nevi “ieri è stato eutanasia umanamente a causa del peggioramento della salute,” the zoo announced Saturday on Facebook. Lei era 36 Anni.
The median life expectancy for a polar in human care is 23.4 anni, secondo il Association of Zoos and Aquariums. In the wild, they live an average 15 per 18 anni, secondo l'organizzazione Polar Bears International.
      Lilly delle nevi “soon became a favorite,” after arriving from the Bronx Zoo in New York in 2005, the zoo said.
        She will be sorely missed by both staff and visitors,” Director Amos Morris said,” secondo CNN affiliate WDJT. “As a geriatric bear, animal care staff closely monitored her and watched for signs of any discomfort or decline in her quality of life.
          The bear liked swimming in her pool in the summer, “bouncing a large rubber ball on the bottom of the pool like a basketball,” the zoo said.
            Snow Lilly could interact with enrichment items daily that encouraged natural behaviors and kept her mind and body active up until the end,” the director said, according to WDJT.
            In recent years she had been given supplements and medication for her joints, according to Morris.

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