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Zoo news: Clyde the bear is on the mend

Dr. Mike Malone, veterinarian to Great Bend’s Brit Spaugh Zoo, gives a physical to a grivet monkey, Wednesday afternoon at the zoo’s main building, the Raptor Center. Procedures in the Raptor Center can be watched by the public, but in this case the little girl seems more interested one of th...

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Just four weeks ago, things were not looking good for Clyde, the male black bear at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo. He was in poor health at the time, but after a surgery performed by Dr. Mike Malone, veterinarian to the zoo, Director Scott Gregory said he hopes Clyde will be with the zoo for many years.
“The bear is doing great,” Gregory said Wednesday. “He’s improved a lot.”
Clyde’s medical problems began about seven years ago when a problem with his reproductive system required surgery. The procedure was successful for a time, until this summer when ...


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