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Gus the polar bear relaxes in the snow (Credit: AP )

Gus the polar bear relaxes in the snow at New York's Central Park Wildlife Center. (Jan. 20, 2000)

Gus, the Central Park Zoo's polar bear, dies

A popular polar bear named Gus who attracted millions of visitors to the Central Park Zoo and outlived both of his longtime female companions has died. He was 27.

This photo provided by the Wildlife Conservation Society
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This photo provided by the Wildlife Conservation Society shows the polar bear Gus at the Central Park Zoo in Manhattan. (Aug. 14, 2012)

Gus, a 1000 pound Polar Bear, dives underwater
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Gus, a 1000 pound Polar Bear, dives underwater inside a caged pool at the Central Park Zoo. (Feb. 27, 2007)

Gus the polar bear relaxes in the snow
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Gus the polar bear relaxes in the snow at New York's Central Park Wildlife Center. (Jan. 20, 2000)

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Gus, Central Park's polar bear, takes a nap
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Gus, Central Park's polar bear, takes a nap on a lazy summer afternoon in Manhattan. (June 28, 2002)

Gus, one of the polar bears at the
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Gus, one of the polar bears at the Central Park Zoo takes a swim to cool off. (Aug. 8, 1992)

Gus, the polar bear relaxes in the snow
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Gus, the polar bear relaxes in the snow as he waits for his food at the Central Park Zoo. (Dec. 6, 2003)

Gus, Central Park Zoo's polar bear, takes a
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Gus, Central Park Zoo's polar bear, takes a nap on a lazy summer afternoon in Manhattan. (June 28, 2002)

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