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70 % of captive gorillas die of heart disease

2018-03-05 15:22 #0 by: Niklas

”Roughly 70 percent of adult male gorillas in North America have heart disease, and often die prematurely as a result. Other great apes, such as orangutans and chimpanzees, suffer at similar rates.”

It seems the problem is in their guts. Read more at The Atlantic:

Something Mysterious Is Killing Captive Gorillas

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2018-03-05 16:38 #1 by: Leia

This is so sadSad

What is everyone's opinions on Zoos?

All the best, Leia

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2018-03-05 17:01 #2 by: Evelina

So sad! Crying

I have a mixed opinion on zoos! I think they can be good for animals that are injured and need help getting better, or are not able to live in the wild. What about you?

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2018-03-05 18:19 #3 by: Niklas

I think it’s good for saving some endangered species. At the same time it often is bad because of how they are treated at many zoos.

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2018-03-06 06:58 #4 by: Tammie

I think it is great for injured animals and it is important that we learn all we can from them so that we can try to keep species from going extinct. 

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Tammie

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2018-03-06 13:24 #5 by: Leia

 I love visiting zoos and I appreciate that they adopt and save animals from both extinction and awful conditions. Despite this in December, a blaze at London zoo killed an aardvark and four meerkats, then just 10 days later a fire at Woburn safari park in Bedfordshire killed 13 monkeys. I think it is safe to say that these animals died at the hands of human intervention.

 

It’s a tricky one, does the pros out weigh the cost?

All the best, Leia

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