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Oldest brown bear in captivity in North America dies at Ohio zoo

General September 11, 2015

By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) – The oldest brown bear in captivity in North America died at the age of 40 at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in central Ohio, officials said on Friday. Ginger, a female grizzly – a subspecies of brown bear – was euthanized on Thursday afternoon due to severe conditions brought on by old age, the zoo said. “For years, she had been treated for things like arthritis,” zoo spokeswoman Patty Peters said.

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