Monday, June 27, 2011

Miami's Baby Gorilla Dies Overnight

Just five days after being born, a baby gorilla was found dead Friday at Zoo Miami.

"It is with great sadness that Zoo Miami announces the tiny western lowland gorilla, born June 19, Father's Day, has died," stated a news release from the zoo.

Zoo officials don't yet know the cause of death, said general curator Steve Conners. A necropsy is being performed but the results may not be known for two weeks.

"We're pretty disappointed," he said, adding the tiny gorilla's gender wasn't known because it was never removed from the care of its mother, 14-year-old Kumbuka.

Full story here.

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