Sunday, December 22, 2013

Happy Birthday Colo! - Columbus Zoo Matriarch Gorilla Turns 57!

In 2009 while writing on my first SFZoo blog, gooberssfzoofriends, I discovered a Gorilla named Colo, who was born at the Columbus Zoo on December 22, 1956.  Not only was she the oldest living Gorilla in a North American Zoo, not only was she the first Western Lowland Gorilla born in captivity in the World, but she was also our Hasani's Great-GrandMother!  Our Jonesy and Zura are the offspring of Colo's Son Oscar, making our newest little one, Kabibe,  Colo's Great-GrandDaughter!   

Happy Birthday Colo!
(Zura looks just like her!)

Learn more about this Amazing Lady and her life thru this great video titled Colo's Life :)

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