Goodbye Mr Jiggs
Goodbye Mr Jiggs the amiable ape. Mr Jiggs, London Zoo;s famous orangutan, is dead. The 16-year-old, 22-stone ape, a great favourite with the visitors to the zoo, was found dead in his cage. Cause of death is a mystery. A post-mortem is being held. Mr Jiggs loved attention -- and always got it. He loved skylarking--and always raised a laugh. Here he is pictured wearing a keeper's hat and spectacles. 4 July 1961.
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