Thursday, November 11, 2004
Maggie The Female Orangutan
Maggie the female orangutan at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago was overweight, slept alot, snored, suffered constipation, passed excess gas. All attempts to lose weight failed.The male orangutans were not interesting to her sexually. Another orangutan was diagnosed with hypothyroidism at another zoo.Special thyroid testing by a University of Chicago endocrinologist confirmed hypothyroidism in Maggie. She has lost weight, and now is interested in the males, after therapy with thyroid hormone returned her to normal.