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