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Babec, zoo favorite, euthanized

Babec the Gorilla - courtesy of Birmingham ZooFor those that have not yet heard, Babec, a gorilla in residence at the Birmingham Zoo and famous for being the first zoo animal to receive a pacemaker, was euthanized this earlier today. The Western Lowland gorilla was 27 years old.

According to reports published on both The Birmingham News and NBC 13 websites, he had been showing signs of discomfort in recent weeks, including loss of appetite.

A look back: December 22 – 24

December 22


Babec - Birmingham Zoo

Babec was born.

December 23


Justfor Feet logo

Businessman Harold Ruttenberg died.

December 24


St. Elias Maronite Church

The first liturgy at St Elias Maronite Church‘s new church was celebrated.

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