Thursday, August 13, 2009

Paignton Zoo Mourns Death Of Rare Gorilla

kiri gorillaA rare gorilla has died suddenly at Paignton Zoo and two of the endangered tiger cubs are recovering after emergency life-saving surgery for crippling injuries.

An expert vet had to be called in to help with emergency surgery after two of the cubs were found to have broken limbs less than a month after one of the quartet born in February had to be destroyed due to severe bone injuries.

The zoo said five-year-old gorilla Kiri died at the Ape Centre on Tuesday evening while being treated for a suspected bacterial infection.

His death is the first gorilla fatality in the dozen years the zoo has been keeping a bachelor group of the great apes.

Full story here.

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