Assiniboine Park Zoo Polar Bear Rescue Eli Dies

WINNIPEG — A polar bear that was rescued as a cub and brought to a zoo in Winnipeg has died, zoo officials say.

The Assiniboine Park Zoo says in a news release that Eli, a three-year-old polar bear that has lived at the zoo since November 2015, started showing mild clinical symptoms Friday.

The zoo says his condition worsened by Saturday and he was anesthetized for further diagnosis, but died a short time later.

A preliminary necropsy shows internal swelling of tissues in the bear's...

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