Animal longing for her friend.
Lived in the zoo of the American city San Diego white bear Eugene suddenly died. In recent weeks, Jack is greatly missed living with her another bear Snowflake, which some time ago was sent to the Pittsburgh zoo to participate in breeding program.
Eugene, who was 21, was found dead in her enclosure in the theme Park SeaWorld in San Diego on April 18. A few days before that, the zoo staff noticed changes in her behavior: a bear was lethargic and did not eat.
Mistress Genis in the enclosure Snowflake sent in February to the Pittsburgh zoo for breeding. The couple lived together in San Diego since 1997.
Snowflake was sent to Pittsburgh with similar goals in 2014, but then Jack went along with it.
Many animal rights activists oppose the separation of Snowflakes and Genis, arguing that the program of reproduction in captivity is cruel and useless, as 60% of those born in captivity, the cubs die. A petition online has gathered 45 thousand signatures.
Vice President of animal protection organization PETA Remain Traci said that Jack died of a broken heart, and that her death should serve as a signal for the zoo, which should stop to put animals on display, stop doing their outbreaks and to immediately transfer the animals into the nature reserves.
According to the representative of the Park, despite the fact that the zoo staff saw changes in behavior in Eugene and began carefully to watch her, her death was all of a sudden.
Jack was born at the zoo in the German city of Wuppertal in October 1995 and was at the age of two moved to SeaWorld when it was decided to open the exhibition the wild Northern animals.
Vice-President of the management fleet company e Garver said that Jack was a General favorite, which inspired all people to take action to protect polar bears in the wild.
Polar bears in the wild usually live up to 18 years, but in captivity can live 20 to 30 years. April 14 at the zoo San Francisco, died the oldest polar bear in the U.S. named Uulu, who was 36 years old.
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