Monday, October 10, 2005

Baby chimp dies at Honolulu Zoo

Baby chimp dies at Honolulu Zoo HONOLULU (AP) - A chimpanzee at the Honolulu Zoo died shortly before her first birthday after contracting pneumonia.

Zoo officials says Anuhea was born October 14th, 2004 -- the sixth child of her 34-year-old mother, Boo.

Anuhea didn't develop at a normal rate, but appeared to be healthy.

She was separated from her mother about two weeks ago, after Boo showed little interest in her.

The chimp was found to have rickets and was being spoon fed, but became weaker and showed little interest in food. She deteriorated and died Monday.

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