Alamogordo Primate Facility
James Chimpanzee's records were obtained thru
a FOIA request to the Department of Health and Human Services. James
was identified by id#6859 and CB0517. His birthday was 01/01/1963
and he died 06/14/2002.
We received little information about James but
will continue to investigate his death. Records from APF record
his cause of death to be, "Euthanized due to hypopituitarism;
with treatment animal had inability to maintain fluid balance. Had
severe dehydration and hypokalemia."
Rest in peace James. You will not be forgotten.
Documents about APF chimpanzees tell us:
"3. Most of the chimpanzees have either been
infected with one or more chronic viruses, and even if they were
negative controls the chimpanzees have been subjected in the past
to many invasive procedures such as punch biopsies of the liver
and anesthetic events. These procedures are thought to contribute
to long-term prolems in some animals with liver and renal failure,
and various blood abnormalities."
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