Sunday, March 02, 2003

CHIMPANZEE DIES AT JAPANESE ZOO

Celebrity chimp heads to Big Banana Tree in Sky

Jahnie, the second-oldest chimpanzee in Japan, has died of natural causes at age 46, officials from Tokyo's Tama Zoo said.

Jahnie, who arrived in Japan from central Africa in 1958, was the star of a series of commercials for Birely's carbonated drinks during the 1960s.

He is survived by the 10 children he sired....