Gus the Polar Bear Dies; Beloved Central Park Animal Was 27

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Sad news today out of New York City:

Gus the Polar Bear, the most iconic and well-known animal at the Central Park Zoo, died today after veterinarians discovered an inoperable tumor in his thyroid region. He was 27.

"Gus had been exhibiting abnormal feeding behavior with low appetite and difficulty chewing and swallowing his food," the Wildlife Conservation Society said in a statement.

Gus had been living alone for the past two years after his mate, Ida, passed away in 2011 of liver disease.

Officials estimate that he greeted around 20 million visitors to the Manhattan landmark throughout his run there, which began in 1988.

"He was an important ambassador for his species bringing attention to the problems these bears face in the wild due to a changing environment," Jim Breheny, the society's executive vice president of zoos and aquariums, said in a statement. "Polar bears are apex predators - the kings of their domain, but vulnerable in a world affected by climate change brought on by human activity."

We send our best wishes to those who knew Gus best and we remind readers of the adorable polar bear born at the Buffalo Zoo in February.

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I'm glad I passed that age in healthness................THANKS TO THE DOCTERS IN THE HOSPITAL!!

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An inside source told me that Gus the polar bear, actually committed suicide. He felt guilty about being used by the 'climatologists' to spread the word about that fake global warming ruse. If only the global warming crowd had as much courage and dignity to do the right thing,..like Gus did. Fare thee well great and noble beast, may you rip the souls and lungs from deceitful 'climatologists' in the afterlife.

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REST IN PEACE BIG GUY
WE WILL MISS YOU

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I'LL BET 'OL GUS ATE A NIGGER OR TWO !!! GUS WAS PART OF NYPD'S STOP , FRISK AND WOOF DOWN PROGRAM .. REALLY !!! YOU DON'T CRIME DOWN IN THE BIG APPLE WIFF OUT MAKING SOME MINORITIES DISAPPEAR !!! THE ONLY DRAW BACK IS SKITTLES SALES GO DOWN .... OTHERWISE , ALL UPSIDE !!! GUS PROBABLY SUCCUUMBED TO NAP CLOGGING IN HIS INTESTINES ...

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@ JOY

"STOP , FRISK AND WOOF DOWN PROGRAM" too funny!

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@ JOY

That's absolutely correct , Joy !!!! we'll miss Gus !!! and all those nights when the echo of minorities screamin' : " ahhhhhh , Gus !!!!!!! """"

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@ NYPD

HA HA, I love NY,

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