Joe The Orangutan’s Condition Holds Stable As Erie Zoo Staff Monitors, Treats Symptoms

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ERIE, Pa. (Erie News Now) – Joe the Orangutan’s condition is holding stable as veterinarians and animal care staff at the Erie Zoo monitor and treat his symptoms.

Zoo staff noticed Joe lacked energy and appetite for a few days, and he has not responded to traditional medicine and treatments.

Since then, he has been eating small amounts and cooperating with staff.

They had to put the 36-year-old primate under anesthesia to run tests and are performing regular evaluations to diagnosis what may be wrong.

Dasa and Otis remain healthy and comfortable behind the scenes with Joe.

The Erie Zoo invites visitors to stop by the orangutan viewing area to make a get well soon card for Joe.


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