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Grizzly that underwent MRI at WSU dies

Lucy, a 3-year-old female grizzly, receives an MRI at Washington State University. The bear had been suffering from seizures and died Jan. 23.  (Washington State University)
Lucy, a 3-year-old female grizzly, receives an MRI at Washington State University. The bear had been suffering from seizures and died Jan. 23. (Washington State University)

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.

Montana Grizzly Encounter officials say Lucy died late on Jan. 23.

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 KWYB-TV reports 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 is also home to Brutus, who starred in National Geographic’s “Expedition Grizzly” with host and center partner Casey Anderson.



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