Over the last few months we have been keeping a close eye on our Black and White Colobus matriarch, 15 year old Misika. Zoo keepers had observed her spotting blood intermittently from her rear end; an initial health check in late October revealed a mysterious lump in her lower abdomen with a high probability of cancer.
The Animal Health Department has developed a close relationship with SA Vet Referrals in Plympton Park, previously collaborating on a number of cases, including Mujambi, our male lion at Adelaide Zoo. This was a great opportunity to again draw on their expertise, and maximise the opportunity for a successful outcome.
Misika was a very brave girl!