Gus, NYC's Favorite Polar Bear, Passed Away On Tuesday

Though he was accustomed to the coldest of temperatures, Gus melted many a New Yorker's heart.

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Ida died in 2011 at the age of 25 from liver disease, leaving Gus with a broken heart. He was described as depressed and listless after her death.

More recently, caretakers first noticed something was terribly wrong with Gus's health when he stopped eating like his normal self and had trouble chewing.