- Associated Press - Thursday, August 14, 2014

TUMALO, Ore. (AP) - Two chimpanzees from a Central Oregon sanctuary underwent electrocardiograms.

The Bulletin newspaper of Bend reports (https://is.gd/7oYOu ) reports the 28-year-old chimps had the work done Wednesday at the Chimps Inc. sanctuary in Tumalo.

The EKGs were conducted by veterinarian Wendy Krebs, with help from sonographer Sarah Oberle. They were prompted by the Great Ape Heart Project, a nationwide effort to monitor and combat heart disease in captive apes.

The sedated chimpanzees also had bloodwork done to check their kidneys and thyroids as well as dental exams.

Sanctuary director Marla O’Donnell says test results should be back within a week and a half.

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Information from: The Bulletin, https://www.bendbulletin.com

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