Purple Polar Bear Draws Crowds

23-year-old polar bear Pelusa was sprayed with an antiseptic spray that turned her normally white fur a dark shade of violet. The unusual colour — a temporary side effect of the treatment for dermatitis — has turned the ageing bear into a minor celebrity in Argentina and prompted thousands of schoolchildren and tourists to make their way to the Jardin Zoologico de Mendoza

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