First raised in captivity gorilla Colo lived to be 60 years

22 December, his sixtieth birthday otpraznovat first gorilla raised in captivity in the company of people.

Colo, whose name came from the names "home" for the animal States Columbus, Ohio, is currently the oldest gorilla in the world. The female gorilla was born in 1956 and became the record holder in life expectancy in 2012, when she was 56 years old.

Such a long life gorilla reached through the efforts of the employees of the Columbus zoo. The management of the zoo in its press release on the occasion of the jubilee, draws attention to the plight of gorillas in the wild, which are increasingly under threat from poachers.

"Kolo is a great Ambassador from the world of gorillas in the Kingdom of man," said Meinelt Audra (Audra Meinelt), curator of the Columbus zoo (USA).

It should be noted that the average life expectancy of a gorilla is 30 to 40 years. To date Colo has two daughters and two sons, 16 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

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