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Mourning Kambula | by Melissa_A
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Mourning Kambula

My dear flickr friends. Those of you that know my animal photos know that my favorite was Kambula. Kambula passed away Thursday February 26, 2009.


After Kambula was diagnosed with abdominal abscesses and heart disease in recent weeks, the Zoo’s veterinary team began intensive

medical treatments to help treat his condition and ease any discomfort. Unfortunately, after the abscesses were surgically treated he continued to lose heart function.


My heart goes out to Kambula's caretakers. I know you loved him and are grieving today.

You are all in my thoughts and prayers.


I am mourning the loss of a close friend today. Going back to the zoo will never be the same!


RIP my dear friend Kambula.

You will be missed!


In dedication to Kambula I have created a video dedicated to him. It is from the

hundreds of photos and hours that I have spent with him.

Please view it!

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Taken on June 16, 2007