Friday, February 21, 2003


Indian zoo probes chimp death

[Photo] Meena died after her arm was amputated

Officials at an Indian zoo are investigating possible foul play in the death of a popular chimpanzee.
Meena, who was 33, died at Mysore zoo on Wednesday after doctors amputated her gangrenous arm.

A complaint has been lodged with the police and an inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of Meena's agonising death.

The zoo wants to know if keepers played a role in her demise, and believes a person or persons is trying to damage its reputation....