MAY 23, 2020 AT 01:58 AM
Stress can kill
Gus the polar bear, (1985–2013), was once the star attraction at the Central Park Zoo in New York City. Over 20 million people visited his exhibit during his lifetime. In the 90s, he gained unfortunate fame when he began swimming obsessively in his pool for up to 12 hours a day. Labeled “neurotic,” “depressed,” and “bipolar,” by reporters, Gus became a sad “symbol of the stress of living in New York City”.
This is the tragic result of turtles getting tangled up in discarded plastic soda can rings. This turtle got stuck in this plastic when it was small and grew a deformed shell. Now vets are trying to help the turtle live a normal life.