The oldest resident at the Chattanooga Zoo, 42-year-old Hank the Chimpanzee, has died.
Hank, who came to the zoo in 1976, died overnight, zoo officials said. A necropsy is planned and those findings will be released to the public, they said.
Hank was born in Africa in 1968 and, after being captured at a young age, he was bought by a circus. But once he reached adulthood, Hank weighed more than 140 pounds and, like many adults chimps, could be aggressive.
In 1976, Hank was donated to the Warner Park Zoo.
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