Friday, February 04, 2005

Springs Zoo Gorilla Passes Away

A 36-year-old silverback gorilla at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has died.

"Scotty" was found dead in his exhibit this morning.

Zoo Doctors say he died in his sleep.

The 330-pound gorilla was born in the wild in 1969 and was on loan to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo for the past five years.

Officials say he was a favorite among visitors.

Doctors say they believe Scotty died as a result from the effects of a ruptured aorta.

Story here.

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