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Kansas City Zoo mourns death of 55-year-old chimp

November 19, 2018 GMT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Zoo has euthanized a 55-year-old chimpanzee because her health was failing.

The zoo announced Monday in a Facebook post that the chimp, named Blackie, died Friday. Born in Africa, she came to the Kansas City Zoo in 1966. She has eight offspring and is a grandmother.

The zoo says she “loved snow and bubble baths and was a favorite of the zookeepers who worked with her.”