Polar Bear Alcor Dies on Way to Ohio
Monday, August 21, 2006
KENNETT SQUARE -- Polar bear Alcor, who had surgery earlier today at Penn's George D. Widener Hospital died on his way back to Ohio this evening. The bear had been stable and was waking from anesthesia when he passed away. He will be returned to New Bolton Center for a post-mortem examination tomorrow.
Penn's School of Veterinary Medicine is one of the world's premier veterinary schools. Founded in 1884, the School was built on the concept of Many Species, One Medicine. The birthplace of veterinary specialties, the School serves a distinctly diverse array of animal patients, from pets to horses to farm animals at our two campuses. In Philadelphia, on Penn's campus, are the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital for companion animals, as well as classrooms, laboratories and the School's administrative offices. The large-animal facility, New Bolton Center, in Kennett Square, Pa., encompasses hospital facilities for the care of horses and food animals as well as diagnostic laboratories serving the agriculture industry. The School has successfully integrated scholarship and scientific discovery with all aspects of veterinary medical education.
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