Polar bear

Gus the Central Park Zoo polar bear (Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © Wildlife Conservation Society)

Central Park Zoo Polar Bear Gus Dies At 27

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.


A man takes part in the annual Coney Island Polar Bear Club New Year's Day swim at Coney Island (credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Polar Bears, Ice Breakers Take New Year’s Swim Off Brooklyn

Ice Breakers member Bob Stewart says the unusually warm, roughly 50-degree air made it “almost like a summer day” by their standards.


Ida, a polar bear at the Central Park Zoo, died at age 25. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Central Park Zoo’s Beloved Polar Bear Ida Dies At 25

Zoo officials say Ida was euthanized Friday after veterinarians determined she had liver disease brought on by cancer. Ida was 25.