Zoo in shock after baby chimpanzee killed by adult chimp

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“A very sad story indeed, but this sort of thing can happen in the wild, this is nature, at it’s ugliest!”

L.A. Zoo officials expressed shock after a baby chimpanzee was killed Tuesday afternoon by an adult male chimpanzee as visitors watched the attack.

The chimpanzee, which was born in March, was killed in a habitat with other chimps, the zoo said in a statement. The baby chimpanzee had been gradually introduced to the chimps in the habitat, but there were no indications of problems, according to zoo officials.

“Chimpanzee behavior can sometimes be aggressive and violent, and the zoo is sorry that visitors had to be exposed to this,” the statement said. “This is a heartbreaking and tragic loss for the zoo and especially the Great Ape Team who have worked diligently to care for the infant and its mother since its birth.”

Zoo staffers were shaken by the attack.

“I’m kind of shocked, and I’m very sad. My heart really goes out to our staff. It’s been a very sad day,” said Jennie Becker, the curator of mammals at the Los Angeles Zootold KABC-TV.

The mother is named Gracie, and she was being allowed to keep the baby overnight so that she could have time to grieve, the zoo said.

In 2007, a 3-year-old male chimpanzee accidentally strangled himself while playing with a rope at the zoo.

News Link:-http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/06/zoo-in-shock-after-baby-chimpanzee-killed-by-adult-chimp.html

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For the last several years, PCRM has been working to end chimpanzee experimentation.

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Together, we can make sanctuary a reality for all of the chimpanzees currently suffering in laboratories. Please ask your senator to support this historic bill.

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