|Nancy in a favorite resting spot at the Berlin Zoo|
The three ladies of the Berlin Zoo are now two ladies. Nancy died overnight, quite suddenly. The officials are performing an autopsy to find the cause. Nancy's keepers said she was acting normally yesterday, and they just found her lifeless body on the rocks yesterday, as if she were still sleeping.
Die drei Damen des Berliner Zoos sind jetzt zwei Damen. Nancy starb über Nacht, ganz plötzlich. Die Leitung des Zoos werden eine Autopsie veranlassen, um die Ursachezu finden. Nancys Tierpfleger sagte, sie sei in der Regel auch gestern normal verhalten, und sie heute morgen fanden sie den leblosen Körper auf den Felsen liegend, als ob sie noch schliefe, in der ihr üblichen Haltung, auf der Seite liegend.
|From bottom to top, Tosca, Katjuscha|
and Nancy, who was trying to take a nap
|Nancy on the rock, Katjuscha walking|
The loss of Nancy leaves only Tosca, age 28, and Nancy's half sister Katjuscha, age 30, at the Berlin Zoo.
|Nancy in late August|
Nancy was born December 13, 1989, to Nina and Willie at the Karlsruhe Zoo, one of four surviving cubs to be born that year at that zoo. The other three, with the same father were Anton, Antonia, and Hellensia.
|Nancy in spring of 2011|
|Nancy would have been 25 years old in December|
Nancy moved to the Berlin Zoo on May 16, 1991, when she was 17 months old, and she remained there the rest of her life. She had no cubs.
When I visited the zoo in August, I saw a lovely vision of friendship, with Nancy licking Tosca's ears. That unusual behavior showed how fond they were of each other.
|Nancy liked to lick Tosca's ears, a sign of a close friendship|