NBC10 report: Jabari, Philly zoo’s iconic gorilla dies at 28

    The Philadelphia Zoo announced Friday that one of its beloved gorillas has died.

    Jabari, a 28-year-old male western lowland gorilla, died Friday afternoon while under anesthesia.

     

     

    The Zoo’s veterinary team decided to conduct a full examination after he exhibited appetite loss and signs of mouth or throat discomfort on Thursday.

    Once under anesthesia, officials say he stopped breathing and resuscitation attempts were not successful. The Zoo is currently conducting a necropsy to determine the cause of his illness and death.

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