Zoo invites public to say good-bye to gorilla

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Hogle Zoo says its 43-year-old gorilla, Muke, is probably in her last days. So, zoo officials are inviting visitors to come and see her to say good-bye.

Muke has ovarian cancer and had a hysterectomy a year ago, but the cancer has spread to her belly.

"We're just kind of going day-to-day. We're just making sure Muke is comfortable and happy and assessing her every day and what her needs are," said Great Ape keeper Bobbi Gordon.

Associate veterinarian Erika Travis said, "Once we feel Muke's bad days are outnumbering her good days, we will make the decision to put her down, humanely euthanize her. We don't want her to suffer."

Muke's keeper's say she's sleeping a lot but she's still interacting with them and her companion gorilla Tino.

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