Aggressive infection forces zoo to euthanize bear

10/20/2011 | Tulsa World (Okla.)

Veterinarians at the Tulsa Zoo in Oklahoma euthanized a grizzly bear after the animal contracted an aggressive fungal infection. The 2-year-old bear was treated first for what appeared to be a routine bacterial abscess, but the medications didn't work and further tests revealed the atypical fungal infection, said senior staff veterinarian Kay Backues.

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