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Fatou (2018)

Fatou is a gorilla residing at Berlin Zoo, Germany. Estimated to have been born in 1957 in the wild, she was brought from West Africa to France by a sailor in 1959, and then acquired by the Berlin Zoo. In 1974 she gave birth to the first gorilla to be raised in Berlin, Dufte.[1] She celebrated her 61st birthday on April 13, 2018.[2] Since the death of Colo in January 2017, she is the oldest living gorilla in the world (together with American gorilla Trudy).[3][4] Fatou and Trudy are also the oldest ever confirmed gorillas.

Preceded by
Colo
World's oldest living Gorilla
January 17, 2017 —
Served alongside: Trudy
Incumbent

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  1. ^ "Zoo Berlin - Herzlich willkommen im Zoo Berlin. - Senior citizens meet for gorilla's birthday". www.zoo-berlin.de.
  2. ^ "World's oldest gorilla marks 60th birthday - CGTN". news.cgtn.com.
  3. ^ http://www.rbb-online.de/panorama/beitrag/2017/01/aeltester-gorilla-berlin-fatou.html
  4. ^ "Berliner Zoo: Fatou könnte nun ältester Gorilla der Welt sein - Nordkurier.de". 20 January 2017.