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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.[citation needed]

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

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  1. ^ "Zoo Berlin - Herzlich willkommen im Zoo Berlin. - Senior citizens meet for gorilla's birthday".
  2. ^ "World's oldest gorilla marks 60th birthday - CGTN".
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  4. ^ "Berliner Zoo: Fatou könnte nun ältester Gorilla der Welt sein -". 20 January 2017.