TAMPA, Fla. (CBSMiami/AP) — A 7-month old gorilla died while under anesthesia in Busch Garden in Tampa.
A theme park spokesman said in a news release Thursday that Kamari, a western lowland gorilla, died Wednesday night.
Since her February birth, Kamari hadn’t developed properly. She had trouble supporting her body weight and didn’t fully use her lower extremities.
A veterinary team believed she had a serious and progressive neurological condition and put her under general anesthesia on Wednesday to perform an MRI. That’s when the animal died.
Park officials say a post-mortem exam will be conducted by Busch Gardens’ pathologist and outside veterinary consultants.
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