Alaska Zoo polar bear dies after two months of medical treatment

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Lyutyik, the 19-year-old polar bear at the Alaska Zoo, has died after two months of being treated for an unknown medical condition.

Alaska Zoo Executive Director Pat Lampi said last week that Lyutyik — also known as "Lyu" — was moved from his usual habitat for monitoring after caretakers noticed he was lethargic and not eating.

On Monday, the Alaska Zoo posted to their Facebook page announcing Lyu's passing. The bear had been living at the zoo since 2006.

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