Zoo Saddened by Loss of Polar Bear on 12/10/10

BorisReid Park Zoo mourns the unexpected loss of 11-year-old polar bear “Boris.”  He died Friday evening, following a routine medical procedure earlier that day.  The exact cause of death is still unknown, although the Zoo’s veterinarian suspects a reaction to the anesthesia.  Supportive comments, memories, and photos of Boris can be posted on the Zoo’s Facebook page.