How Colo’s death will help other gorillas

Heart tissue samples from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s 60-year-old gorilla Colo, who died of heart disease, have been submitted to the Great Ape Heart Project, a Zoo Atlanta research group working to better understand and prevent heart disease in great apes using data from physical exams, tests and necropsies. In addition to heart disease, Colo also had kidney disease, uterine fibroids, inflammation of the airway and narrow arteries.The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) (tiered subscription model) (3/19)

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