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Male gorilla Yeboah dies at London Zoo

PUBLISHED: 10:24 06 April 2010 | UPDATED: 16:53 07 September 2010

Yeboah

Yeboah

A male gorilla has died at London Zoo – less than six months after he first arrived. Staff at the zoo were said to be devastated after the death of Yeboah last Thursday, March 25. The 20-stone gorilla arrived at the zoo in November from France to live wit

A male gorilla has died at London Zoo - less than six months after he first arrived.

Staff at the zoo were said to be devastated after the death of Yeboah

last Thursday.

The 20-stone gorilla arrived at the zoo in November from France to live with three female gorillas.

Effie, Mjukuu and Zaire, will be monitored closely by keepers while they adjust to their loss.

The results of a post-mortem examination on Yeboah are expected to be revealed in a few weeks.

It is the second time in less than two years that the zoo has lost a young male gorilla to unexpected illness.

In December 2008, Bobby - a 25-year-old silverback - was found dead in his nest after a heart attack.

A spokesman said: "Yeboah's death has been a devastating blow to everyone here.


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