Alaskan Brown Bear At Sioux Falls Zoo Dies
by Associated Press
June 20, 2012 1:09 PM
One of the Alaskan brown bears at the Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls has died.
Officials say Smokey developed a tumor on his right forearm and had difficulty moving and eating, and that other problems including heart failure hastened his demise.
Smokey came to the zoo as a 6-month-old cub 18 years ago.