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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Mar 11, 2008
Location: Detroit, Michigan

Animal: Silverback Gorilla
Animal Disposition: dead

Facility Type: Accredited AZA Zoo
Facility Name: Detroit Zoo

Category: Animal Death, Animal health issue
Species: Primate

Summary: A 34-year-old male silverback gorilla called Sunshine died at the Detroit Zoo. Sunshine was being treated for a flu-like illness in the weeks prior to his death, and had been under treatment for heart disease for the past few years. A necropsy was scheduled to determine more about his death.

Source: www.wxyz.com

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