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Beloved silverback gorilla dies at Oklahoma City Zoo

One of the Oklahoma City Zoo’s silverback gorillas, Bom Bom, died Monday of heart failure. He was 36.

BY CARRIE COPPERNOLL Modified: June 26, 2012 at 12:00 am •  Published: June 27, 2012

A silverback gorilla at the Oklahoma City Zoo died Monday of heart disease.

Bom Bom, 36, had a ruptured aneurysm in his heart.

“He was a great gorilla,” said Jennifer D’Agostino, director of veterinarian services at the Oklahoma City Zoo. “He was really good with his family. He’s going to be missed for sure.”

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