Geriatric zoo animals require increased care

03/26/2012 | Oklahoman (Oklahoma City), The

About 10 percent of the Oklahoma City Zoo population is geriatric or requires special care, which creates challenges for the veterinary staff. Getting animals to take their medication, for example, can be tricky, such as in the case of Kathy, a 48-year-old gorilla who picks her pills out of her food, or the orangutans, which store pills in their cheeks until staff isn't watching and then spit them out.

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