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Uprising of the apes: Alpha chimpanzee is drowned in front of horrified German zoo guests after his son takes over the troop and makes use of them to assault his father
- Robert, 47, was the previous chief of the chimpanzees earlier than son took over
- There was aggressive altercation in the enclosure which led to Robert’s loss of life
- Zoo boss Jörg Junhold mentioned troop members pushed Robert to edge of ditch
- He went over the protection boundary into the water afterwards and drowned
An Alpha chimpanzee was drowned in front of horrified German zoo guests after his son took over the troop and used them to assault his father.
Robert, 47, was the previous chief of the chimpanzees at Pongoland in Leipzig Zoo who asserted himself in opposition to the youthful apes.
But by the point he acquired a bit older, his son Frodo, 29, had taken over as chief, who selected to keep away from him.
Sadly, based on Bild, there was an aggressive altercation in the enclosure between Robert and the opposite chimpanzees which led to his loss of life.
Zoo boss Dr Jörg Junhold at present mentioned that group members had pushed Robert to the sting of a ditch in the out of doors enclosure.
Shocked employees and guests then watched Robert going over the protection boundary into the water, clearly seeing no means out.
He drowned instantly, as chimpanzees can not swim. And quickly after, his physique was pulled out of the water by nurses.
Robert, 47, was the previous chief of the chimpanzees at Pongoland in Leipzig Zoo who asserted himself in opposition to the youthful apes. He was pushed to the sting of a ditch in the out of doors enclosure after which crossed the protection boundary and drowned. Pictured: Pongoland
Dr Junhold mentioned: ‘We are deeply shocked by this occasion and have initially wanted the previous few days to course of what occurred.
‘The pathological findings now accessible have confirmed that Robert drowned and that there have been no different or inside accidents.’
A spokeswoman for the zoo Melanie Ginzel added: ‘Disputes in chimpanzee teams are half of the zoo in addition to in the wild.
‘Here in Leipzig, nevertheless, nothing like this has ever occurred with this depth. You do not become involved in the group. The animals resolve the rating amongst themselves.’
The zoo have mentioned that the loss of life of Robert has left them shocked. Pictured: Chimpanzees in Pongoland