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Sad news from Dublin Zoo

Monday, 30 May 2016

We are deeply saddened to announce that after a brief illness Harry, the western lowland gorilla, died on the morning of 29th May in Dublin Zoo.

Everyone is devastated to lose this much-loved gorilla.

Harry, the ‘silverback’, was the leader of the Dublin Zoo gorilla troop.  Harry was 29 years old and during his time at Dublin Zoo he fathered six offspring, two females and four males. Harry was born on September 9th, 1986 in Frankfurt Zoo and arrived at Dublin Zoo on September 23rd, 1995.

Harry was a gentle and calm gorilla and he will be greatly missed by everyone at Dublin Zoo.

The exact reason for Harry’s death is still unknown and Dublin Zoo is awaiting the final results of a postmortem. 

 

 

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