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propi
Sep 15th, 2003, 05:27 PM
For those lucky people who have visited Barcelona and especially its Zoo I have a bad new, Copito de Nieve, the only albine gorilla in the world is going to die in weeks, so vets say, the cause of that is that's it has a skin cancer, his albine condition has made of him the only gorilla ever that has that kind of cancer as usually gorillas are black haired and skined.....
Vets have said as well it's a quiestion of weeks and rejected the possibility of surgery as it'd be too painful and wouldn't avoid the final result. They have rejected as well the possibility of clonation but after its death ADN will be taken and kept
Currently Copito is 40 yo
:( :( :( :( :( :( :( :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:
http://www.zoobarcelona.com/ZOO_Barcelona/castellano/revista/imagenes/floquetc.jpg
http://www.ikasnet.net/breves_natura/images/noticia1imagen.gif
http://www.zoobarcelona.com/ZOO_Barcelona/castellano/revista/imagenes/floqueta.jpg

Bероника
Sep 15th, 2003, 08:09 PM
Poor Copito!!!! We'll miss him.

thalle
Sep 15th, 2003, 08:26 PM
:sad: Poor gorilla:(

[S@nti]
Sep 15th, 2003, 09:56 PM
poor Copito :sad:

[S@nti]
Sep 15th, 2003, 10:12 PM
:sad: again

Colin B
Sep 16th, 2003, 09:49 AM
That is sad.
We were in Barcalona recently and read about him in all the tourist stuff. We thought about going to the zoo just to see him but we didn't go in the end because I don't really like zoos; it's great to see exotic species close up and in the flesh but I always come away feeling a bit depressed because they are deprived of what makes them so awesome - their wildness and freedom.
But I wish I had gone now. :sad:

Nikki
Sep 16th, 2003, 10:20 AM
:sad:

Cassius
Sep 16th, 2003, 10:25 AM
It wasn't so long ago that I saw him in his prime.:sad:

azza
Sep 16th, 2003, 10:41 AM
Gorilla :sad:

galadriel
Sep 16th, 2003, 11:15 AM
:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

DutchieGirl
Sep 16th, 2003, 01:55 PM
What a pity I missed seeing him!

Megli
Sep 16th, 2003, 05:28 PM
:sad:

Dava
Sep 16th, 2003, 05:33 PM
:sad:

Elisse
Sep 16th, 2003, 10:01 PM
:sad:

Manu79
Sep 17th, 2003, 12:12 PM
:sad: :sad: Copito

Alberto
Sep 17th, 2003, 12:16 PM
cuanta lagrima para este mono feo :rolleyes:

propi
Sep 17th, 2003, 12:27 PM
cuanta lagrima para este mono feo :rolleyes:
:fiery:Go away animal hater :fiery:

:p

Manu79
Sep 17th, 2003, 12:32 PM
cuanta lagrima para este mono feo :rolleyes:

Para un gorila albino que existe y es español, lo debemos reverenciar :p

propi
Sep 17th, 2003, 12:35 PM
Para un gorila albino que existe y es español, lo debemos reverenciar :p
:lol: no te confundas es como Glory Alozie y Niurka, nacionalizado, q nacer nació en Guinea :p

Manu79
Sep 17th, 2003, 12:38 PM
Ya lo sé, pero lleva toda su vida aqui y es más catalán que Pujol :p

Bероника
Sep 17th, 2003, 07:05 PM
lol y + guapo tbn

propi
Sep 17th, 2003, 08:55 PM
lol y + guapo tbn
:lol: even my toes are nicer than Pujol :lol:

Sam L
Sep 18th, 2003, 02:44 AM
Pfft! :sad:

narcissus boy
Sep 18th, 2003, 03:41 AM
omg its so pretty sad that it has to pass away:sad::sad:

King Satan
Sep 18th, 2003, 03:53 AM
cuanta lagrima para este mono feo :rolleyes:
I'm sending the animal rights ppl to get you! :( lol

propi
Sep 20th, 2003, 12:42 AM
Bump for Central, the non believer :rolleyes:
Y ahora q??? eh??? ves q éxito de foro ??? :p

Central
Sep 20th, 2003, 12:47 AM
Sure, Copito's worth it ;)

Colin B
Nov 26th, 2003, 11:26 AM
Sad update:

Albino Gorilla Dies

The world's only known albino gorilla, Copito de Nieve (snowflake), died yesterday (Nov 24) at Barcelona zoo.
Zoo staff put down the animal, aged about 40 - 80 in human years - who had been dying from skin cancer. In his time at the zoo, he fathered 22 offspring with three mates.
"Until the end, Copito enjoyed a fantastic quality of life, interacting normally with his children and grandchildren", said the zoo's veterinarian, Jesus Fernandez. - AP Barcelona


:sad:

~ The Leopard ~
Nov 26th, 2003, 11:29 AM
Poor guy. :sad:

~ The Leopard ~
Nov 26th, 2003, 11:30 AM
At least he had a pretty good life, I guess. 80 years old in human terms. Three mates. 22 kids. Pretty impressive going. :)

propi
Nov 26th, 2003, 01:14 PM
Sad update:

Albino Gorilla Dies

The world's only known albino gorilla, Copito de Nieve (snowflake), died yesterday (Nov 24) at Barcelona zoo.
Zoo staff put down the animal, aged about 40 - 80 in human years - who had been dying from skin cancer. In his time at the zoo, he fathered 22 offspring with three mates.
"Until the end, Copito enjoyed a fantastic quality of life, interacting normally with his children and grandchildren", said the zoo's veterinarian, Jesus Fernandez. - AP Barcelona


:sad:
He was given Euthanasia :sad: