NC Zoo chimpanzee Hondo died Thursday afternoon .
Last saw the 36 year-old August 5. He gave me some head-bobbing threats, probably because he recalls my visiting through the years with veterinarians and general curators who might have been involved in some of Hondo's less pleasant life events. He once threw a rock through the "chicken wire" front of the old chimp exhibit here, aiming at then General Curator Ron Morris, to my right.
I might not have been his favorite person by association, but I will miss Hondo much.