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Hellabrunn's oldest Orangutan Bruno was recently examined by a seven-member medial team. In order to perform the examination, the 48-year-old primate was first placed under anaesthesia.
In addition to a health check by the zoo’s veterinary team, Bruno was also examined by a human cardiologist, a veterinary ultrasound specialist and a veterinary dentist.
This was Bruno’s second extensive health check. He had previously undergone a medical checkup in 2012 when he was thoroughly examined under anaesthesia.
In 2012, after a period of feeling unwell, Bruno underwent tooth root treatment. During the examination performed at the time the veterinary team discovered that Bruno had suffered a heart attack and as a result suffered from cardiovascular problems.
The Munich Zoo Hellabrunn was founded in 1911 as the first Geo-zoo worldwide. The animals live according to their geographic distribution in complex communities.
Hellabrunn’s Species Conservation Center is a unique forum where zoo visitors can access an amazing amount of information about the zoo’s many projects.