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Zoo’s black bear dies Sunday

Clyde, the male black bear at Great Bend’s Brit Spaugh Zoo, has died.
The bear was put to sleep Sunday. Drs. Mike Malone and Jackie Corbett, veterinarians to the zoo, had performed an emergency surgery last Thursday, but Zoo Director Scott Gregory commented at the time that the procedure was risky and Clyde’s condition, while temporarily stabilized, was critical.
Clyde’s illness became apparent last month. His problem stemmed from a procedure done seven years ago when a problem with his reproductive system required surgery. The procedure was successful for a time, but in July Clyde required emergency ...


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