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Samantha's devastating loss

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Some heartbreaking news from Rockhampton Zoo. 
 
Chimpanzee Samantha delivered a stillborn boy yesterday afternoon. 
 
Zoo staff and vets worked closely with a gynaecologist and made the "difficult decision" to step in and perform a caesarean to help deliver the baby. 
 
The baby boy was delived at 1:30pm yesterday afternoon. 
 
This is sadly her second still born in a row. 
 
Our thoughts are with Samantha, the chimp troop, our staff and our community who are devastated by this loss.