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Binder Park mourns death of long-time resident
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Staff at Binder Park Zoo are mourning the loss of a long-time and much loved resident.
According to Binder Park Zoo's marketing manager, Honey, a female white-handed gibbon passed away July 4th.
Right before she died, she was being treated for decreased appetite and lethargy.
A necropsy revealed she had a mass in her intestinal tract.
Honey first came to the zoo in 1984 with her then mate, Coffee, from the Bronx Zoo in New York.
The pair had at one time been pets to an American soldier.
Honey was 29 years old.