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A polar bear at the Brookfield Zoo may have just made history during his physical exam

Of course there was duct tape.

Amid the precise administration of anesthetics, the heart-rate monitoring and the many other cautious scientific preparations involved in getting a polar bear into a CT-scan machine at Brookfield Zoo recently, it came down to good old duct tape (laid over cloth strapping) to hold the animal in place so that detailed images could be made of its innards.

The animal strapped to the high-tech, high-weight capacity, medical device table like a loose (and furry!) pipe in a handyman's

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