Grizzly bear that underwent MRI dies

Grizzly bear that underwent MRI dies

Grizzly bear that underwent MRI dies

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on January 28, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 29 at 9:38 PM

BOZEMAN, Mont. -- A 3-year-old grizzly bear that underwent an MRI at Washington State University after suffering seizures at a Montana sanctuary has died.
 
Officials with Montana Grizzly Encounter say Lucy died late on Jan. 23.  

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Staff noticed Lucy wasn't being herself earlier this month and on Jan. 9 she suffered two seizures. Director Ami Testa said Lucy had become more aggressive and lethargic. Testa says the Jan. 17 tests at WSU indicated Lucy had masses and too much fluid in her brain, but other media outlets report the sanctuary was still awaiting results of the exam and spinal tap when Lucy died.
 
Lucy was brought to Montana after being orphaned in Alaska.
 
The sanctuary east of Bozeman is also home to Brutus, who starred in National Geographic's "Expedition Grizzly" with host and center partner Casey Anderson.
 

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