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Endangered Mangabey Collapses, Dies at Zoo

IN BRIEF / The State/SACRAMENTO

January 07, 2006|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

An endangered primate at the Sacramento Zoo died unexpectedly last month.

Jimmy, a 13-year-old golden-bellied mangabey, collapsed Dec. 29; veterinarians were unable to revive him, zoo officials said Thursday.

Little is known about mangabeys, but they are thought to live in a small area in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The primates are considered endangered because of poaching and habitat loss.

There are 19 golden-bellied mangabeys in North American zoos.

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