How L.A. Zoo cares for a 360-pound gorilla who won't take his medicine

June 20, 2014 9:58 PM

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Veterinarian Cindy Stadler carefully pushed a 2-foot-long plastic breathing tube down the 360-pound gorilla’s throat after he’d been sedated in preparation for a medical exam Thursday at the Los Angeles Zoo.

It was the first checkup of the year for Jabari, a 16-year-old western lowland gorilla recovering from a severe case of valley fever.

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