Today the sad news came that one of the Como Zoo twin brothers had died. At only the age of 24, Buzz's health had deteriorated to the point that he had no quality of life. I had not been expecting this news.
|Buzz and the bucket|
The decision was made to neuter them, so the twins could stay together year round. At that time, there were a lot more polar bears in zoos, and everyone thought their genes were well represented.
|Buzz gets into a milk carton|
|Buzz was a silly boy|
|Buzz on land, Neil swimming. It seemed like it was that way a lot.|
|Buzz and the Blue Ball|
|Neil in back, Buzz in front|
|Buzz on land|
|Buzz greets his niece Berlin, who came to live with them for awhile after she escaped from her flooded zoo enclosure in Duluth. She was older, the daughter of their brother, so Neil and Buzz were her uncles.|
Photo by my daughter, Corinna Troth
|Play Ball, or what is left of it.|
|Buzz with yet another toy|
|More fun toys|
|Buzz loved to get dirty. And now it is time for a nap. Sleep well, beautiful boy.|