Orry: cause of death

The results of a post mortem carried out on Patagonian sealion, Orry  who died on July 30, have revealed the cause of death to be bronchopneumonia.

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Head of Media and Communications, Jill Hitchman, said: “A full autopsy was carried out on the 22-year-old male, on site by zoo vet, Peter Stewart, and samples were forwarded for further testing and examination.   “Today’s report is the result of those findings.”   She added: “It’s always very sad when an animal dies, but Orry was such a big character he really is very much missed.”