World’s oldest gorilla turns 56
Despite doomsday, Colo marks major milestone.
Assuming the world doesn’t end today (as predicted by a Mayan prophecy), Ohio’s Columbus Zoo plans to party: It’s celebrating Colo the gorilla’s 56th birthday this weekend.
The first gorilla to be born at a zoo, Colo is the oldest known gorilla in the world. That record was last held by Jenny at the Dallas Zoo, who died at age 55 in 2008.
While zoo visitors serenade her with happy birthday wishes this weekend, Colo will indulge in a specially made cake and her favorite food — tomatoes.
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This accomplished Western gorilla is the mother of three, grandmother of 16, great grandmother of seven and great-great grandmother of two.
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Photo: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium // Colo the gorilla turns 56 on Dec. 22.
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