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World's Oldest Gorilla Celebrates Her 56th Birthday At Columbus Zoo!

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Colo has seen a lot of things in her life…and she gets to celebrate her 56th birthday this past weekend!

Born December 22 in 1956, Colo is a modern marvel. Not only is she the oldest known gorilla in the world, she was also the first gorilla born in captivity under human care.

So this is how the Planet of the Apes starts! LOLz!

But that's not all! Colo's grandsons are also the first twin gorillas born in the western hemisphere.

Housed at the Columbus Zoo, Colo has broken the previous longevity record held by Jenny, a gorilla from the Dallas Zoo who passed away at 55 in 2008.

Overall, Colo is the mother of three, grandmother of 16, great grandmother of seven and great great grandmother of two!

Wow!!!! Talk about a looooooong legacy to live up to!

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