Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Chimp Dies On Way From Metrozoo To Busch Gardens

Criticism against Miami Metrozoo is increasing after reports that a chimpanzee died while en route from Metrozoo to Busch Gardens in Tampa.

According to the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida, the chimpanzee died on Nov. 8 while on its way to Busch Gardens with two other chimps, which survived the trip from Miami Metrozoo.

The chimp that died, Kutosha, was 7 years old.

The ARFF alleges that the chimps were not accompanied by a caretaker, something the group insists is a violation of the animal welfare act. Metrozoo said this allegation is wrong, NBC 6's Jeff Burnside reported.

Metrozoo said the cause of Kutosha's death has not yet been determined.

Story here.

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