Bernstein JA, Didier PJ. Nonhuman primate dermatology; a literature review. Veterinary Dermatology 2009; 20: 145–156.

In the above paper, there was an error made in the Neoplasia section on page 152. The sentence read: This lesson was learned in 2003 with the passing of the famous albino gorilla, Snowflake, at Barcelona Zoo from melanoma after a lifetime of sun exposure.¹³²

This statement was incorrect as was the reference cited. Snowflake was euthanized due to metastatic squamous cell carcinoma. This was mentioned in the following publication regarding age related neurologic degeneration in the same patient:

Marquez M, Serafin A, Fernansez-Bellon H, Serrat S, Ferrer-Admetlla A, Bertranpetit J, Ferrer I, Pumarola M. Neuropathic findings in an aged albino gorilla. Veterinary Pathology 2008; 45: 531–537.

The authors wish to apologize to Snowflake’s doctors for this error.