Tulsa, OK – Polar bear at Tulsa Zoo euthanized after illness
TULSA, Okla. (AP) A 23-year-old polar bear at the Tulsa Zoo has been euthanized after fighting kidney disease.
A press release issued by the zoo says the bear, named Kavek, died Thursday.
Kavek had been undergoing treatment for the illness since December. After zookeepers noticed a change in the animal's appetite, he was given an emergency medical examination, which indicated that his kidney disease had progressed dramatically.