Bears In Zoos Dying and Being Born All Over the Place 1.80K Adrian Chen 06/24/10 07:45PM Filed to: Circle Of Life Circle Of Life Frosty the polar bear red panda Denver zoo Today, Frosty the polar bear died at the Denver zoo. He was 25. At DC's National Zoo, a red panda (which is more like a raccoon) was born. As Elton John once said: The Cirrrrrclleeeeeee. The Cirrrrcccleeee of Lifffffeeeeeeee.