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Oldest Male Gorilla in N. America Turns 50 in Ky. Zoo, Surrounded By Females and Fruit

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The oldest male gorilla in a North American zoo celebrated his 50th birthday surrounded by females and snacking on fruit. The Louisville Zoo had a party Saturday for Timmy, a silverback gorilla born in 1959. Zoo officials report he is

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Sunday January 18, 2009, 4:20 pm
I do not agree with zoos totally, but this guy must be getting good care to be happy and to have lived this long. I wish he could have been in the jungle where he belonged.

Patricia McCaskill (139)
Sunday January 18, 2009, 6:18 pm
Well Happy Birthday, big guy!

Patricia McCaskill (139)
Sunday January 18, 2009, 6:20 pm
In a perfect world, yes the tropical forests, but he could very easily be dead due to poachers. So I'd say he is fortunate life has landed him where he is.
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