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