Colo (gorilla)

western lowland gorilla

Colo (December 22, 1956 – January 17, 2017) was an American Western gorilla. She was known as the first gorilla to be born in captivity anywhere in the world and as the oldest known gorilla in the world. Colo was born at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium near Powell, Ohio.[1] Colo's name came from the place of her birth, Columbus, Ohio. Tomatoes were her favorite food.[2]

Colo in March 2009

Colo died in her sleep on January 17, 2017 at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, aged 60.[3]

References Edit

  1. Colo’s Story: The Life of One Grand Gorilla by Nancy Roe Pimm ISBN 978-0-9841554-4-6
  2. "Columbus Zoo and Aquarium - Colo Memorial". Archived from the original on 2019-02-13. Retrieved 2019-02-15.
  3. "Columbus Zoo Announces the Death of Colo, World's Oldest Zoo Gorilla". Archived from the original on 2017-01-22. Retrieved 2017-01-17.

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