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First reports in on how Hank the Chimp died

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By WRCB Staff

CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) --  Hank the Chimp may have had heart trouble.

The oldest and most famous resident of the Chattanooga Zoo died this week. He was 42-years-old.

Hank was found dead in his cage on Monday, and Zoo officials say he'd acted perfectly normal on Sunday.

A necropsy is being performed at the UT College of Veterinary Medicine.

The preliminary report shows Hank likely suffered heart trouble, but the full results could take weeks.

 

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