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ZOO GORILLA DIES
Columbus Zoo says its aging female western lowland gorilla has died
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Sunday, February 2, 2014 9:30 AM EST
A visitor favorite at the Columbus Zoo has died.
She was about 49 years old. Most gorillas live in the range of 37 years.
She had been examined earlier in the day when showing symptoms of lethargy, trembling, elevated respiration and a droopy lip.
Pongi had been at the zoo since 1985. During that time she had three offspring and later was a surrogate mother to three more babies.