January 17, 2014 in Region

Washington State University scientists treating sick grizzly

Associated Press

PULLMAN — Scientists at Washington State University are treating a 3-year-old female grizzly bear that has been suffering seizures.

The bear named “Lucy” came from Montana Grizzly Encounter in Bozeman, Mont.

(Photo: The College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University released this photograph of Lucy, a 3-year-old grizzly from the Montana Grizzly Encounter who received an MRI recently.)

The bear was brought to WSU on Thursday after suffering two grand mal seizures last week for no apparent reason. Since then she has become more aggressive and lethargic at the same time.

Scientists at WSU conducted an MRI evaluation of her head and neck, looking for a case. The bear will undergo a complete examination and diagnostic work-up.

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