Jul 2 2006
08:09 am

Kuja, a 23 year old gorilla, died at the National Zoo during heart surgery. The report says the gorilla became lethargic and had a loss of appetite about a month ago. I'm certain it had nothing to do with this.

Tess's picture

Whooee: what an image and who would've thougt?

He sucked on the stem of his glasses: "The typical person around here may not understand."

At the zoo hospital, a team of four veterinarians, three technicians, an animal keeper and a veterinary dentist were wheeling a 350-pound gorilla into surgery as Frist arrived. They would perform an ultrasound of the heart, a root canal and a physical. Frist joined the team, as he had on other mornings, tying on a mask. He unbuttoned his business shirt, revealing jungle-pattern surgical scrubs and a pair of hairy, toned biceps.  (I am embarrassed!  But, this is HOT!  Thanks, Randy!)

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His inspiration: ripping out the heart of an innocent

"In medical school, Frist cut out a dog's heart and held it in his palm. It continued to beat for a slippery minute. 'Watching it beat, the beauty of it,' Frist recalled. 'I decided I would spend my life centered around the heart.' "

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