I was sad to receive a notice from YouTube about the passing of Conrad.
Conrad, a 31-year-old polar bear at the Oregon Zoo considered to be the oldest male in North America, passed away July 21. Zoo vets made the decision to euthanize him after it became clear he was declining and would not be able to recover.
Conrad inspired millions of zoo visitors and made significant contributions to Arctic conservation science. He was a true ambassador for his counterparts in the Arctic.
Conrad and his sister, Tasul, are the oldest polar bears in captivity. I will miss Conrad!