Archive for Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Topeka Zoo’s oldest female orangutan dies

February 21, 2012


— The Topeka Zoo's oldest female orangutan has died at the age of 45.

The zoo announced the death of Daisy the orangutan on Monday. It said the cause of death has not been determined but Daisy had been in failing health from chronic sinusitis and kidney disease.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Daisy arrived at the zoo at the age of 5 in 1971. She was a surrogate mother to several newborn orangutans during her time at the zoo.


Shane Garrett 6 years, 3 months ago

Sad.. so, sad. There goes my date plans for the Saturday game.

Maddy Griffin 6 years, 3 months ago

That's too bad. I remember when they first acquired Daisy. She loved the little ones.

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