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ATLANTA -- Ivan, a western lowland gorilla that spent decades displayed as an attraction at the B&I store in Tacoma, has died.

Zoo Atlanta says the 50-year-old gorilla never regained consciousness after he was put under general anesthesia Monday for a diagnostic assessment.
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When the Coast Guard transferred me to the Pacific Northwest, I was told that this was one of the first things I had to see. Thankfully, I never did. As a conservationist, I believe in the dominion of man over animal however, that doesn't mean in abuse. Fortunately for Ivan, the store shut down the display in 94 and he was moved to the Woodland Park Zoo, where he earned a second life.

Ivan, you will be missed.