Johnny, oldest chimp in Japan, dies at 69
Kyodo -- Jan 16
Japan's oldest chimpanzee, Johnny, has died at the estimated age of 69, a zoo in western Japan said Tuesday.

The African-born male chimp had seen his appetite diminish since around September, while he had been staying inside his sleeping chamber since 2017 due to age-related health issues, according to Oji Zoo in Kobe.

A zookeeper found him dead on Tuesday morning, and Johnny is believed to have died of natural causes, said the city-run zoo.

News source: Kyodo
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