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Maryland Zoo mourns loss of 13-year-old sitatunga Hurley

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Posted at 2:13 PM, Sep 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 14:13:48-04

BALTIMORE — The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore announced the death of Hurley, the Zoo’s 13-year-old male sitatunga.

Hurley, currently the only male sitatunga in the herd, was humanely euthanized on Tuesday, the zoo said.

“Hurley was always interested in the training sessions with his animal care team, and the animal keepers and veterinary technicians worked with him to accomplish the injections of medications that were vital to his treatment,” stated Erin Grimm, mammal collection and conservation manager for the Zoo. “We cannot overstate the importance of the training program and the diligent care he received day-in and day-out from the animal caregivers during the past several years.”

The Maryland Zoo’s sitatunga herd of nine can be found in two habitats along the boardwalk in the African Journey section of the Zoo.