Patches the polar bear (Ursus maritimus)
Patches was born November 29, 1987 in Omaha, Neb. She moved to the Erie Zoo in December 2007. Patches then came to the N.C. Zoo in late November 2013.

Patches passed on November 16, 2014. She was a very special bear whose antics made all of her adoring fans smile. May she R.I.P
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