Pink Floyd RSS News Feed


We have 2 guests online
Visitors: 75054147
Polly Samson's A Theatre For Dreamers with 4-track David Gilmour CD
Pink Floyd The Black Strat book by Phil Taylor
Nick Mason Inside Out signed copy
Brain Damage and A Fleeting Glimpse
Home arrow Older News Archive arrow "What Got Wants" gorilla dying
"What Got Wants" gorilla dying Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Sunday, 23 November 2003

The BBC news website has another sad story for Roger Waters fans. The rare albino gorilla, called Snowflake, who appeared in Roger's video for "What God Wants", and who has enchanted visitors to Barcelona Zoo for decades, is dying of skin cancer. Snowflake has been at the zoo since being captured by a hunter in Equatorial Guinea in 1966. He is believed to be 38-40 years old - around 80 in human terms. He is expected to live for only a few months. Vets have known since 2001 that the albino gorilla has the disease, but it has suddenly progressed.

Snowflake (Copito de Nieve in Spanish) is thought to be the world's only living white gorilla. "Being albino, he's very sensitive to the sun," said the zoo's chief vet, Jesus Fernandez. "Though we've tried our best to protect him this is an incurable, progressive disease, and it will follow its natural course. We don't know how long he'll live, but probably not more than a few months." The zoo has promised to ensure that Snowflake has a "dignified death".

< Prev   Next >
Brain Damage on Facebook Follow Brain Damage on Twitter Brain Damage's YouTube channel
Pink Floyd Calendar

Next 30 concerts

Pink Floyd on iTunes
Behind The Wall book
Pink Floyd: Backstage book
HeYou Floyd Fanzine - order details - the Pink Floyd, Nick Mason, David Gilmour
and Roger Waters news & info site
All content except where noted otherwise is © Brain Damage/Matt Johns 2020.
Please see 'About Brain Damage' page for legal details and the small print!
Website generously designed and built by 3B Web Design