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Constipated gorilla in Kansas zoo recovering after surgery

21 Août 2017

Unfortunately, Tiffany, the constipated gorilla, had more health problems that she let on as animal doctors who performed the surgery later found out that she had late-stage ovarian cancer. The operation was done to remove a significant amount of stool from her colon. The results revealed that she had two abdominal masses that were eventually found to be tumors associated with stage 4 ovarian cancer.

She died a short time after, "surrounded by the team of people that cared for her", according to the zoo.
Based on his statement, zoo keepers were hoping for the best-case scenario where Tiffany recovers fully. He said the gorilla loves board books, stuffed toys and that she enjoyed "watching kids, and kids loved to watch her".

"We just could not see an appropriate way to administer a regimen of chemotherapy to treat the cancer", said Wiley. The surgeons and veterinarians halted the procedure and eventually chose to no longer wake up the animal after the surgery.

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Tiffany, the constipated gorilla, died just before 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, August 20, 2017.

The 49-year-old lowland gorilla did not show improvements since her surgery on Wednesday. She was nothing short of wonderful and will certainly never be forgotten.

Tiffany was born in 1968 at the Kansas City Zoo and has spent much of her time since then at the Topeka Zoo, aside from four years she lived at the Buffalo Zoo in NY in the 1980s. "She was nothing short of incredible and will certainly never be forgotten", Topeka Zoo said in a statement. "It seemed like everyone knew who Tiffany was".

Constipated gorilla in Kansas zoo recovering after surgery