September 28, 2022

Orangutan who communicated through sign language dies at Zoo Atlanta

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By Becca J. G. Godwin From The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Chantek, a 39-year-old male orangutan known around the world for his ability to use American Sign Language to communicate, has died at Zoo Atlanta. The zoo announced it was treating Chantek for symptoms of heart disease in September, but the cause of his Monday death won’t […]