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Ida the Central Park Zoo Polar Bear June 5, 2011

Posted by judylobo in Animal Video, Mammals, photography, Polar Bears, Wildlife, Zoo.

Ida, our wonderful polar bear, was euthanized on Friday, June 3rd after veterinarians determined she had liver disease brought on by cancer.  Ida was born at the Buffalo Zoo and came to the Central Park Zoo when she was two.  She was seen by millions of Zoo visitors throughout the years.  She thrilled the crowds when she would hang around one of the large windows and stare at the adoring crowds.  She played with her toys, her buddy, Gus and brought joy to all.  I adored taking photos of her and she always seemed to be extremely cooperative by gazing right into my lens. Below is my photo homage to sweet Ida. You can also view the short video clip I made of Ida in 2007 as she posed at her window.


1. wendy - June 5, 2011


I’m going to miss her.


2. The Florida Sista - June 5, 2011

My favorite photo is the one of Gus and Ida swimming. It is the screen saver on my desktop PC. I loved receiving your photos of Ida and Gus. Ida will definitely be missed!


3. Gloria - June 6, 2011

Thank you so much for the photo homage to Ida. She will be missed. I feel sorry for Gus, without his friend


4. Jennifer - June 12, 2011

I love your zoo-cations. The babies are adorable! Can’t wait to see the rest of the zoos this week. Have fun!


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