One-month-old gorilla at Milwaukee Co. Zoo dies

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One-month-old gorilla at Milwaukee Co. Zoo dies

By Amy Burke. CREATED Apr 17, 2014 - UPDATED: Apr 17, 2014

MILWAUKEE -- Kassiu, the baby gorilla born on March 19 at the Milwaukee County Zoo, died unexpectedly Wednesday night.

Zookeepers reported the baby and mother appeared normal Wednesday morning, according to a release from the Milwaukee County Zoo. Officials said in the afternoon, Kassiu appeared weak and was no longer holding onto its mother.

Kassiu was  taken to the Zoo’s Health Center for examination and treatment, and received emergency medical care before dying.

A necropsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. Preliminary results will be available in the next few days.

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