Shows & Panels
- Accelerate and Streamline for Better Customer Service
- Ask the CIO
- The Big Data Dilemma
- Carrying On with Continuity of Operations
- Client Virtualization Solutions
- Data Protection in a Virtual World
- Expert Voices
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal IT Challenge
- Federal Tech Talk
- Feds in the Cloud
- Health IT: A Policy Change Agent
- Improving Healthcare Outcomes through IT Policy
- IT Innovation in the New Era of Government
- Making Dollars And Sense Out of Data Center Consolidation
- Navigating the Private Cloud
- One Step to the Cloud, Two Steps Toward Innovation
- Path to FDCCI Compliance
- Take Command of Your Mobility Initiative
Shows & Panels
North America's oldest Bornean orangutan dies
Monday - 6/25/2012, 1:06am EDT
PHOENIX (AP) - The Phoenix Zoo says North America's oldest Bornean orangutan has died after a battle with lymphatic cancer.
Zoo spokeswoman Linda Hardwick says 52-year-old Duchess was euthanized Sunday morning. She lived well beyond the 40-year life expectancy of orangutans in the wild.
Hardwick says Duchess was diagnosed with the cancer about two weeks ago after keepers noticed her loss of appetite and lethargy. The Arizona Republic ( http://bit.ly/MKeZ9d) reports that zoo veterinarians determined that she only had a few weeks left to live.
Duchess was born in the Borneo jungle and was just 2 years old when the zoo opened in 1962. She gave birth seven times, and most of her offspring live at various zoos around the country.
Duchess was one of the zoo's few remaining original animals.
Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com
(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)