Calgary Zoo: Gorilla Zuri in Poor Health

ZuriIt is with heavy hearts that we share the news that our 19 year-old female western lowland gorilla Zuri is in very poor health. Our Animal Care team noticed subtle behaviour changes in Zuri’s appetite and activity level last week, and on Friday she underwent initial testing and treatment.

After careful monitoring and her lack of response to treatment, decisions were made to carry out more advanced tests this Wednesday, which indicated that she had a severe abdominal infection that required emergency surgery by the Veterinary team. Due to her compromised state, her recovery has been very slow, and she is still in critical condition. Our Animal Care team continues to keep a close watch on her and we will provide updates when we can.

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