After the summer flooding of it's exhibit and surgery Duluth's polar bear returns, news sources report.
Major surgery was performed on Berlin at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center after she was found lethargic and unresponsive by Como zookeepers. The surgery removed a mass of dead tissue that had caused internal bleeding and a veterinarian said that it's highly unlikely Berlin would have survived with out the surgery, ABC 6 News reports.
The absence of Berlin at the Lake Superior Zoo underscored the affection the community holds for polar bears at the zoo, Peter Pruett, director of zoo operations said. Maicie Sykes, the zoo's lead animal keeper and Berlin's trainer is credited by Pruett for causing an advancement in developing a new polar bear exhibit, The Pioneer Press reports.