Debby (polar bear)
Debby in 2008
|Died||17 November 2008 (aged 41–42)|
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
|Known for||Oldest polar bear recorded|
|Residence||Assiniboine Park Zoo|
Debby (1966 – November 17, 2008) was a female polar bear, considered by scholars as the world's oldest. She lived in the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg. In August 2008, the Guinness World Records certified her as not only the oldest polar bear, but one of the three oldest individuals ever recorded of all eight bear species.
While in captivity, she had six cubs with her mate Skipper.
- Tributes pour in after oldest polar bear dies in Winnipeg from CBC.ca; published November 18, 2008; retrieved September 27, 2014
- https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2008/11/18/oldest_polar_bear_in_captivity_dies.html Oldest polar bear in captivity dies], by Chinta Puxley, in the Toronto Star; published November 18, 2008; retrieved August 4, 2017