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Gorilla killed by vets in Mexico City zoo

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Bantu the gorilla dies after being sedated so he could be transported to another zoo for mating
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Bantu the gorilla dies after being sedated so he could be transported to another zoo for mating
  • 21:36, 7 Jul 2016
  • Updated 22:08, 7 Jul 2016
  • By Sophie Evans
Bantu the gorilla was given the sedative last night as vets prepared to transfer him to a different city in Mexico to mate with two females
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A beloved gorilla has died of a heart attack after being sedated so he could be transported to another zoo for mating purposes.

The creature, named Bantu, was given the sedative last night as vets prepared to transfer him to a different city in Mexico to mate with two females.

However, before they could set off on the trip, the 24-year-old gorilla suffered a cardiorespiratory arrest and passed away, officials said.

Frantic efforts to resuscitate him failed, Mexico City's environment department said in a statement, citing a preliminary autopsy.

Bantu, who was a major attraction at the capital's Chapultepec zoo , was supposed to have been taken to a facility in Guadalajara, 340 miles away.
Beloved gorilla dies after being sedated so he could be taken to another zoo

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that is so sad.....how many years in human life is that....he was 24 years old.....considering dog years....that would make him....168 years old.....maybe he was really to old for the sedative....how much did they give him....maybe it was to much for his heart to deal with....
 
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