San Francisco Zoo bear dies – Wishbone was 25
An Andean bear died Monday at the San Francisco Zoo, according to a post on the zoo’s Facebook page.
Wishbone was a 25-year-old Andean bear, also known as a spectacled bear. Wishbone had been at the zoo for 24 years.
Although the bear’s death was noted on the zoo’s Facebook page, no information about it was readily apparent on the zoo’s website and no announcement was made to the media.
The bear was just the latest in a string of animals that have died at the zoo recently.
On Jan. 23, Tunya, a male lion, died a few days before his 15th birthday.
This article has been modified to include the name of the photographer who took Wishbone the bear’s photo.