Gus lived a long life by polar bear standards. Male polar bears in zoos have a median life expectancy of less than 21 years, according to the WCS.
Ice Breakers member Bob Stewart says the unusually warm, roughly 50-degree air made it “almost like a summer day” by their standards.
Zoo officials say Ida was euthanized Friday after veterinarians determined she had liver disease brought on by cancer. Ida was 25.