The Little Rock Zoo

.The Little Rock Zoo needs to step up and care for the animals better! Please read the several artciles here with deaths, sickness and a bald chimp!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Nathan, 8 YO Bonobo Dies

DES MOINES, Iowa - Officials at the Great Ape Trust in Des Moines say Nathan, an 8-year-old bonobo ape, has died.

Nathan was the youngest of the bonobos living at the Trust. The animal died Friday after being diagnosed with advanced lymphoma.

The bonobo had experienced trouble breathing and was taken to Iowa State University's Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center in Ames. Tests revealed an inoperable tumor wrapped around the animal's trachea and esophagus.

Nathan died while under sedation on his way back to Des Moines."

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