Saturday 21 October 2017

Post-mortem reveals cause of death for Dublin Zoo's much-loved gorilla Harry

Harry the gorilla
Harry the gorilla
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

Post-mortem results have revealed that Dublin Zoo’s gorilla Harry died from a stroke.

Harry had been unwell for a short time before he passed away at Dublin Zoo last month.

Harry, who also known as the 'silverback', was the leader of Dublin Zoo’s gorilla troop. He was 29-years-old and during his time at the zoo he fathered six offspring.

Dublin Xoo have thanked the public for their kind messages after Harry's passing.

The female gorillas mourned the loss of their leader but “have been doing well and are calm since Harry’s passing”.

Harry arrived at Dublin Zoo from Frankfurt Zoo in 1995 when he was just 9-years-old.

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