Zoo Miami Mourning The Death Of Kumang The Orangutan

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Zoo Miami is greeting the nonaccomplishment of Kumang, a 44 year-old Bornean Orangutan who died Thursday during betterment from anesthesia pursuing a dental procedure, according to Zoo Miami Communications Director Ron Magill.

The 140 lb. large ape was anesthetized successful bid to person 2 teeth extracted which were damaged and causing an corruption successful her gums.

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The anesthesia, examination, and dental attraction went arsenic planned and was uneventful.

During the full clip she was nether anesthesia, Kumang was intimately monitored by the squad of Zoo Miami veterinarians and veterinary technicians, arsenic good arsenic a quality cardiologist.

Her vitals remained unchangeable and the extractions were performed without complications.  Following the procedure, she was returned to her enclosure to recover.

She proceeded to recover, occasionally emitting a mild cough which is not antithetic for an carnal that has been intubated for anesthesia, according to Magill.

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She was observed opening her eyes, sitting up usually connected her own, and was capable to ascent to her level bed.  She then, for reasons yet unknown, went into a recumbent presumption and stopped breathing.

The Animal Health squad performed respective exigency procedures, including CPR, successful efforts to resuscitate Kumang, but sadly, they were not successful.

Kumang with Bella (Courtesy: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)

A thorough necropsy volition beryllium performed connected Friday to hopefully find the origin of death.

Zoo Miami unit are heartbroken implicit the loss, said Magill and deepest condolences spell retired to the unit that provided Kumang with specified large attraction implicit the years.

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Kumang leaves down an 8 year-old girl named Bella, who continues to reside astatine Zoo Miami.

CBSMiami.com Team

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