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Fri, February 8, 2013

Gorilla Doctors Perform Necropsy on Urugamba

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February 8, 2013

Gorilla Doctors Perform Necropsy on Urugamba

Urugamba, last photographed alive Jan. 24, 2013Gorilla Doctors conducted a necropsy on 21-year-old silverback Urugamba, who passed away suddenly on January 25 and determined that he had a colonic perforation (tear in the large bowel) that caused peritonitis (infection in the abdomen) and subsequent sepsis. Samples collected during the necropsy are being sent to the University of California at Davis where Dr. Linda Lowenstine, Gorilla Doctors Veterinary Pathologist, will process and examine them histopathalogically.

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