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Meet The Oldest Gorilla In The World Whose Age Will Shock You

Gorillas are perhaps some of the most familiar animals in the world. We as humans are evolutionarily related to them, and they are incredibly powerful creatures. They typically stay on the ground, and they are found naturally Central African forests. Likewise, there are two general species of gorilla: the eastern and the western gorillas. Aside from that, there are about five subspiecies for each of them.

Now, it's time for you to see the oldest known gorilla on the planet spend her birthday inside the zoo where people adore her. Check out the story below.

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Meet The Oldest Gorilla In The World Whose Age Will Shock You

Meet The Oldest Gorilla In The World Whose Age Will Shock You

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Meet Colo

Meet Colo

Colo is the world's oldest gorilla according to the reports. In Dec. 22, she spent her 59th birthday.

A milestone for the gorilla

A milestone for the gorilla

Even when she was just 56, she already became the oldest living gorilla in the world. She currently resides at Columbus Zoo, where Colo is regarded as a main attraction.

Average life span

Average life span

For gorillas, they typically live until the age of 37. So, it is incredibly remarkable for Colo to have lived 20 years more than the average life expectancy. For now, she is suffering from arthritis. Otherwise, she is still really healthy.

Getting the world's attention

 Getting the world's attention

Way back in 1956, Colo got the attention of everyone as she was the first gorilla to be born under the supervision of humans, specifically at Columbus Zoo.

A grand birthday

A grand birthday

To celebrate Colo's 59th birthday, the event at the zoo was live streamed on the internet for everyone to witness. Many people attended the event, and they were provided with cake. Here, Colo was given tomatoes and clementines, which are her favorite food.

A colorful home

A colorful home

To show how happy people are for the birthday of Colo, her abode was decorated with various paper chains. Here, she was also provided with gifts.

An incredibly family

An incredibly family

Colo already has a total of three children. Aside from that, there are 16 grandchildren and even ten great-grandchildren. Even more fantastic, there are already three great-great-grandchildren celebrating her legacy.

Endangered species

Endangered species

Coco is a Western gorilla, and the species is critically endangered. In the wild, they are killed by hunters and are prone to suffer from Ebola.

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