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"She was always very active, always moving around, a very strong personality," Smith said. "But recently she sat off quietly by herself a lot."
Zoo veterinarians and outside specialists suspected her kidneys were beginning to fail, a common ailment for very old gorillas. By Thursday they determined that no treatment would reverse her steadily deteriorating condition and decided to euthanize her to end her suffering.
"The necropsy confirmed what we had suspected, that the cause of death was end-stage kidney failure," said Smith.
Originally posted by LostNemesis
She was euthanized because they wanted to end her pain and suffering from a liver ailment.... But they confirmed that her cause of death WAS the liver problem? After saying she was euthanized. Go ahead, laugh at me. Perhaps I am just not getting it.