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Atlanta's Zoo Leads Research on Ape Hearts

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April 20, 2012
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Heart disease is a leading killer of great apes in captivity. Atlanta's zoo is home to the Great Ape Heart Project, which is dedicated to understanding, diagnosing and treating heart disease in the four types of great apes.


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