'Feisty queen:' Atlanta zoo mourns Biji the orangutan, who lived to an 'exceptional' age

Posted on AllSides August 11th, 2023
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The Atlanta zoo is mourning the loss of one of its founding apes, a 52-year-old Sumatran orangutan named Biji whose medical condition helped her species throughout the U.S., zoo officials said. Biji was in kidney failure and after a lack of improvement in her condition, the zoo euthanized her on Thursday. The fact that she lived to be 52 is “exceptional,” the zoo said in a news release about her death. Orangutans are considered geriatric once they reach 40. Helping orangutans throughout the U.S. Biji lived at the zoo for...

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