Vatu, the world's oldest gorilla, blows out 65 candles |  abroad

Vatu, the world’s oldest gorilla, blows out 65 candles | abroad

videoVatu, the world’s oldest western lowland gorilla, blew out 65 candles last Wednesday. To celebrate, she was pampered with a fruit pie at the Berlin Zoo.


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Berlin Zoo wrote on Instagram, “Our lady gorilla celebrates her 65th birthday today, making it the oldest gorilla in the world. This year’s traditional Christmas cake cannot be missed. A Christmas meal is always very special for Fatou.” The zoo posted on Instagram pictures The gorilla is feeding on the cake, on which a large letter “65” is painted with fruits. The cake consists mainly of cottage cheese, vegetables and fruit with a rice bottom, according to the zoo. .

A fatu gorilla in the western lowlands of the Berlin Zoo was allowed to extinguish 65 candles today, making it the world’s oldest gorilla. © Reuters

Fatou has lived at the Berlin Zoo since 1959. A captain is said to have handed over the young gorilla in Marseille at that time to pay his bill in a pub. After that she was taken to various places in Europe, until the Berlin Zoo bought Fatu. The zoo estimates that the gorilla must have been around two years old when it arrived.

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For her age, Fatou Zoo is a decidedly quiet lady with a healthy appetite. We are grateful every day for having her with us, and we hope we can celebrate a number of birthdays with her.” The gorilla is one of the few animals at the Berlin Zoo to be born in the wild.

In 2019, the Guinness Book of World Records ranked Fatou as the world’s oldest living gorilla in captivity. Before that, Trudy, a gorilla from 1956, held the title, but on July 24, 2019, at the age of 63, she breathed her last at the zoo in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA.

Fatou enjoys her birthday cake.

Fatou enjoys her birthday cake. © Reuters

65-year-old Fatu is the oldest gorilla in the world.

65-year-old Fatu is the oldest gorilla in the world. © Reuters

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