CBS SF Bay Area: Polar Bear Piké, Born And Raised At San Francisco Zoo, Dies At 32

RIP Pike the Polar Bear

A 32-year-old polar bear died of old age at the San Francisco Zoo on Friday, according to zoo officials.

Pike (pronounced Peek-a) was born at the zoo in 1982 and hand-reared by zoo staff. She outlived her life expectancy by 8 years, and was one of the oldest polar bears in the United States, according to zoo officials.

Zoo staff said they made several accommodations for Pike as she grew older.

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