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Zakayo ‘the Chimp’ dies at 54, vigil set for Friday

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fifty-four-year-old chimpanzee popularly known as Zakayo, who has lived at Uganda Wildlife Center (UWEC) for 42 years is dead. A brief statement Thursday from UWEC shows that preliminary findings suggest that Zakayo succumbed to Chronic Gastroenteritis. “Due to his old age, he was highly …

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When Uganda’s Zakayo celebrated 53rd birthday at UWEC

Thursday was a special day at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) as Zakayo, the oldest chimpanzee known in the country, celebrated its 53rd birthday. The Wildlife Center annually celebrates Zakayo’s birthday to highlight the plight and abuse of chimpanzees and other animals. Zakayo is the oldest chimpanzee in captivity in a country …

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