Mongo the hairless chimp dies suddenly at Twycross Zoo
A hairless chimpanzee from Twycross Zoo that became an internet hit has died suddenly.
Mongo, 22, who had alopecia, was undergoing a routine health check but failed to come round from the anaesthetic.
A film that appeared to show him in a fight was viewed more than a million times online, fuelled in part by Mongo's appearance.
Twycross Zoo said it was "displaying" rather than fighting and was perfectly normal behaviour for chimpanzees.
30 Jul 2016
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