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Milw. Co. Zoo to display commemorative wall for orangutan Mahal

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Mahal (right)

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee County Zoo will display a commemorative wall for Mahal, the orangutan youngster who died unexpectedly on December 29th beginning Saturday, January 5th. 

When visiting the Zoo, the public is invited to bring along cards, thoughts and memories of Mahal and post them on the wall which will be displayed in the Primates of the World Building.

Those wanting to send cards to the Zoo on behalf of Mahal should mail to:

Milwaukee County Zoo
Attn:  Public Affairs and Services
10001 W. Bluemound Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Mahal died at about 8:30 a.m. in his indoor exhibit. The Zoo’s veterinary personnel believe the cause of death was pneumonia, as orangutans are susceptible to this serious respiratory condition, just as humans. Mahal was 5 years old.

Mahal died at about 8:30 a.m. in his indoor exhibit. The Zoo’s veterinary personnel believe the cause of death was pneumonia, as orangutans are susceptible to this serious respiratory condition, just as humans. Mahal was 5 years old.