The University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) only surviving Chimpanzee is dead at 50 as confirmed by the Head of Department of Zoology and Environmental Studies, Prof Chris Okoye.
The male Chimapanzee whose female partner died 5 years, has already been embalmed. It is believed that he has been lonely for too long and reportedly died of old age.
“As the tradition of the department, the chimpanzee has been embalmed and deposited in the department’s Museum for practical and for people on an excursion to the museum to see. We do not eat or bury animals in our zoo when they die, rather we embalm and keep them in the museum,” Prof. Okoye said.