Written by Keshala Dias
08 Aug, 2017 | 6:07 pm
Chantek, a male orangutan who was among the first apes to learn sign language, could clean his room and memorise the way to a fast-food restaurant, died on Monday at age 39, Zoo Atlanta said.
Although the cause of death is not yet known, the Zoo Atlanta’s animal care and veterinary teams had been treating Chantek with a regimen of advanced medical therapy targeted at mitigating his progressive heart disease.
The orangutan was also one of only a few apes who could communicate using American sign language.
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