Zurich Zoo mourns death of Mamitu the gorilla
Zurich Zoo is in mourning after the death of the long term and popular resident Mamitu – a 41-year-old lowland gorilla.
Mamitu had been ill since November and was losing weight. Vets had examined her under anesthetic, but could not determine what was wrong. In the end they made the decision to euthanize her as she was getting weaker all the time and her illness was causing instability in her troop.
She’d been at the Zoo since 1979 and was a central part of the community. She was born and raised in captivity.