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Colo, Oldest Gorilla in Captivity, Celebrates Her 53rd Birthday at Ohio's Columbus Zoo


Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, gorillas, birthday, zoos, environment, habitat, protection, wildlife, wildanimals )

Cher
- 1895 days ago - latimesblogs.latimes.com
At an Ohio zoo, a noteworthy senior citizen has turned another year older.



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Past Member (0)
Thursday December 24, 2009, 11:09 am
Good for her! At least she seems content, as she's never known anything else...Thanks Cher!
 

Tierney G. (383)
Thursday December 24, 2009, 2:13 pm
She and I are the same age! Wow I feel old. LOL!
Thanks Cher
 

Arild Warud (170)
Friday December 25, 2009, 2:21 am
All noted and actions taken, merry christmas Cher.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday December 25, 2009, 8:12 am
while i am happy she is in good health, i'm saddened she has never and will never know life outside of a zoo.

do whatever you can to strengthen areas of protection in the wild for these amazing beings.
 

Chris K. (1231)
Friday December 25, 2009, 8:17 am
noted - thanks, Cher
 

Lynn M. (192)
Friday December 25, 2009, 8:17 am
Sad that she has spent so many of her years confined to an enclosure, a zoo. She should have lived in a protected area where she could be free as nature intended.
 

Mervi R. (74)
Friday December 25, 2009, 8:33 am
Congrats Colo! Thanks for posting this.
 

carol k. (17)
Friday December 25, 2009, 3:51 pm
happy Birthday baby...some day you will be truly free as god meant you to be.
 

Cheryl Ulrich (109)
Friday December 25, 2009, 10:10 pm
At least there she'll never have to worry about poachers ...but too bad she has to be captive to be 'safe' .
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 26, 2009, 2:13 am
A shame she has to be captive- but it's helped her live a happy and long life- And I'm sure her keepers love her dearly.
 

Carol L. (220)
Saturday December 26, 2009, 10:19 am
All the best to Colo -
Thank you Cher
 

Sarah Lee (4)
Wednesday December 30, 2009, 5:22 am
Muaxx Colo!
 
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