Como zoo polar bear recovers after surgery

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Como Zoo's female polar bear, Berlin is in recovery after a surgery to remove necrotic mass that caused internal bleeding, the Star Tribune said.

Berlin, the polar bear that was displaced to the Como Zoo Conservatory in St. Paul, Minn. after her habitat at the Duluth, Minn. zoo flooded in August, was found to be lethargic and non-responsive mid-October, when they found the mass.

After Berlin underwent surgery at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center and is now cleared to go back on exhibit at the Como Zoo, where she will be reunited with her fellow twin polar bears, Buzz and Neil. According to the Pioneer Press, Berlin is making a "strong recovery." She will resume a normal diet and turn 23 next month.

"Berlin has a lot of fans in Minnesota, especially since her adventures this summer. We are thrilled with the progress she is making in her recovery and excited to celebrate her 23rd birthday next month," said Michelle Furrer, director of Como Park Zoo and Conservatory.

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