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Old 07-19-03, 06:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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PURPLE Polar Bear



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Old 07-19-03, 06:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That's the cutest thing I have ever seen! Poor girl though, she kinda looks like barney.
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haha thats awsome, it would be cool if the was multi-coloured.
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... Why would they paint her purple? Hopefully its not toxic. It does look kind of cool though.
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They didn't paint her purple, it's her medication.


"Fourteen-year-old female polar bear, named "Pelusa" stands in her cage in the Mendoza Zoo, 1100 kilometers northwest of Buenos Aires, July 18, 2003. Normally white, Pelusa turned violet after veterinarians administered a medicine to treat her for a skin condition. Her veterinarians said her coat should turn normal again within a month. REUTERS/Str"
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I want medication that will turn my hair purple!
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Old 07-20-03, 01:03 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I hope the bear gets better.
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Dude thats really purple kinda cool but glad its not perm
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LOL!!!


It makes me want to get a Polar Bear
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Old 07-20-03, 01:11 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Lol, I can see it now. You walking your purple bear down the street trying to convince people he's perfectly tame.
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Old 07-20-03, 04:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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There once was a green polar bear in some zoo because algae grew on it's fur. The fur being clear, it adopted the green tint.
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Old 07-20-03, 06:44 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thats fake.........
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Old 07-20-03, 06:55 PM   #13 (permalink)
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yeah,good eye Gregg, you can see the purple tint on the rusted gate........ITS DOCTORED, FAKE, HOAX
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I dunno, reuters is pretty respectable in the news front.
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Old 07-20-03, 10:34 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I know of no medication that could possibly have such a side effect. Of course I am no pharmacist but I have studied some nursing and pharmacology and while some drugs do affect skin and pigmentation, none do so in such a dramatic way.

Think of it, if it were true those drug companies would have sold it to us humans in no time! Take a pill to change your hair color, no roots! Bling bling bling!!!

Would love to know if anyone here that works with vets could ask so we would know for sure?

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