facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

20-year-old orangutan dies at Oregon Zoo

Jan. 6, 2014 at 1:36 PM   |   Comments

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- A 20-year-old orangutan named Kutai died at the Oregon Zoo in Portland following surgery, zoo officials said.

Kutai, who had been suffering from an illness for about a month, died Saturday afternoon, the (Portland) Oregonian reported.

Zoo officials said the Sumatran orangutan was responding to treatment, but his health deteriorated Saturday and he died after undergoing surgery.

A necropsy was performed Saturday night to determine why the animal's health declined so rapidly, officials said.

Kutai was born at Sedgwick County Zoo in Kansas and moved to the Oregon Zoo in 2001. His grandmother, Inji, 54, is the oldest animal at the zoo in Portland.

© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Six Flags fight leaves boy critically injured, may have been organized on Twitter Six Flags fight leaves boy critically injured, may have been organized on Twitter
2
Body of missing Realtor Beverly Carter found Body of missing Realtor Beverly Carter found
3
One shot in Albemarle High School shooting, shooter in custody One shot in Albemarle High School shooting, shooter in custody
4
Louisville school shooting prompts lockdown, student injured Louisville school shooting prompts lockdown, student injured
5
Patient admitted to hospital with potential Ebola virus Patient admitted to hospital with potential Ebola virus
Trending News
x
Feedback