Sudden death of silverback Roututu
The gorilla community at Hellabrunn Zoo has lost their patriarch. Roututu, the much-loved head of the silverback clan died on Saturday, 15 November, in Munich. He showed no previous signs of illness. Shortly after eating his evening meal, which he consumed with a healthy appetite, Roututu suddenly collapsed and, despite the best efforts of the vets to save him, could not be resuscitated.
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.
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