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Memorial service set for Hank the Chimp

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Chattanooga (WRCB) – The Chattanooga Zoo will hold a day of remembrance for Hank the Chimp this Saturday.

The zoo will offer free admission for the event Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will hold a memorial service at 1:00 p.m. at the Education Center.

Visitors are encouraged to bring their favorite photos of Hank to be displayed at the Gombe Forest exhibit and to wear their "I Love Hank" apparel.

The famed resident of the Chattanooga Zoo died in his sleep on January 24th.  Early necropsy reports indicate that Hank suffered from a heart condition.

Hank was 42-years-old.

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