November 7, 2008
Gorilla Undergoes Colonoscopy
Officials with a Boston zoo said a western lowland gorilla was doing well after being put under anesthesia for a colonoscopy and other tests.
Zoo New England, which operates the Franklin Park Zoo, said the 36-year-old gorilla, Gigi, was put under anesthesia and submitted to the tests after suffering digestive problems and failing to respond to treatment as well as veterinarians had expected, WCVB-TV, Boston, reported Thursday.
Gigi, who has been with the zoo since 1980, has mothered two male gorillas -- Quito in 1981 and Kubandu in 1982.