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Gus was a male polar bear kept in the Central Park Zoo, New York, USA. He shared his enclosure with a female bear, Ida, until she died in 2011, aged 25. Gus died in 2013, aged 27.
Gus achieved “fame” as the “bipolar bear” in the 1990s, swimming laps in the pool for hours on end. In 2003 an enrichment regime was begun at the zoo for the two bears. You can read more about this here.
Gus’s repetitive swimming
More shots of Gus swimming
Gus and Ida playing with toys
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