Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Inji The Orangutan Recovers From Gallbladder Surgery

inji orangutan surgeryInji, the Oregon Zoo's orangutan matriarch, is recovering from surgery.

Inji the primate, known for her Super Bowl and Civil War predictions, had her gallbladder removed Monday. Before the procedure, officials said the 47-year-old was in outstanding health for her age and was in discomfort because of the gallstones.

Zoo officials said Inji was back in her holding pen and doing well. A full recovery is expected.

Inji has been with the Oregon Zoo longer than any other animal.

Story here.


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