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Orangutan dies at Milwaukee County Zoo


MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A female orangutan has died at Milwaukee County Zoo.

The zoo says the orangutan, named MJ, died Monday of unknown causes. She was 35 years old.

MJ was born at the Toledo Zoo in 1980. She arrived at the Milwaukee County Zoo in 2007.

The zoo says preliminary reports indicate the orangutan had chronic health issues, but none of those appeared to be a single cause of death.

Results of additional lab work should be known in the next few weeks to months.

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