Uganda’a oldest known chimpanzee, Zakayo passed away yesterday,Wednesday evening.
The Chimp, which was aged 54 years is said to have succumbed to intestinal failure, according to Wildlife officials.
The sad news was confirmed by Isaac Mujaasi, the spokesperson Uganda Wildlife Education Center (UWEC).
Mujaasi said old age was mostly responsible for the infection that took Zakayo’s life.
“At his age he was susceptible to any infection,” he said.
“On 7th this month, he started showing weakness and we isolated him from the group and put him on medication be he wasn’t responsive.”
Mujaasi told us UWEC will tomorrow be holding a press conference to talk more about the life of the departed unique Chimpazee, and that later on Saturday he will be buried.