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Oldest Gorilla Fatou Turns 67, Celebrated at Berlin Zoo

BySamantha Johnson

Apr 12, 2024
Oldest Gorilla Fatou Turns 67, Celebrated at Berlin Zoo

Berlin’s zoo is marking a special occasion as it celebrates the 67th birthday of Fatou, the oldest resident gorilla. The zoo believes that Fatou is not only the oldest gorilla in the zoo but also in the world. Fatou was born in 1957 and arrived at the zoo in West Berlin in 1959. In anticipation of her official birthday on Saturday, keepers treated her to a special meal of fruit and vegetables.

According to vet Andre Schüle, Fatou holds the title of the oldest gorilla in any zoo, and it is likely that she is also the oldest gorilla in the wild. Compared to animals in captivity, wild animals do not typically live as long. Despite her age, Fatou lives in her own enclosure and tends to keep her distance from the other gorillas at the zoo.

Fatou’s status as the oldest resident at the zoo was recently obtained following the passing of Ingo the flamingo earlier this year. Ingo, who had lived in the zoo since 1955, was believed to be at least 75 years old. Now, Fatou holds the honor of being the zoo’s oldest resident and continues to be cared for and celebrated by her keepers.

By Samantha Johnson

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