Columbus Zoo gorilla likely died of a heart problem

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio zoo says necropsy results for the world’s first gorilla born in a zoo indicate she probably died of a heart attack.

The 60-year-old Colo had been the country’s oldest known living gorilla, having surpassed captive gorillas’ usual life expectancy by two decades. She died in her sleep at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in mid-January.

The zoo’s vice president of animal health tells The Columbus Dispatch that age takes its toll on gorillas as it …

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