Gorilla Born in Louisville Dies at Columbus Zoo

by Dalton Main on March 17, 2011

The one-year-old gorilla Misha (Mee-sha), who was born at the Louisville Zoo, died today at the Columbus Zoo.

Misha had been in intensive care since the staff noticed flu-like symptoms on March 3.  Exploratory surgery on March 16 revealed she had a perforated bowl; probably due to an intestinal infection. Although the problem was repaired Thursday, Misha died a few hours after surgery.

Misha was born in Louisville on February 6, 2010; but a fight between other gorillas resulted in the loss of part of her left leg.  She was moved to Columbus shortly afterwards. Zoo officials said at the time Misha would receive the best care at the Columbus Zoo.

For more information on Misha here is a link to a past article:

http://archives.wfpl.org/2010/05/21/louisville-zoos-injured-baby-gorilla-will-be-moved-to-columbus/

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