CINCINNATI — Samantha, the matriarch of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens’ gorillas, was humanely euthanized Sunday morning. She was 50 years old.
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Age-related health issues were affecting Samantha's quality of life, Ron Evans, zoo curator of primates said.
Evans added Samantha was on heart medications that could not keep up with her advancing condition. He said the gorilla did not appear to be suffering as much as simply losing energy.