Happy Birthday, Jenny

Jenny - 55 year old Western Lowland gorilla celebrating her birthday.
@BarBaraPrz (18003)
St. Catharines, Ontario
May 9, 2008 6:30am CST
Jenny, a Western Lowland gorilla, celebrated her 55th birthday at the Dallas zoo. They're not sure of her exact birthday, but she was born in 1953. She's the oldest known living gorilla. In the wild they tend to live 30 to 35 years. You can read more about her here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080509/ap_on_re_us/oldest_gorilla_2;_ylt=AsuQFRtY6XhIIe602M6Xx7f0kPUI
4 responses
@lkbooi (16102)
• Malaysia
11 May 08
Thanks for your informative link provided. According to the database, Jenny is the oldest gorilla in the world and had celebrated her 55th birthday at the Dallas Zoo. I hope I would have the opportunity to visit Jenny, the precious, oldest known living gorilla in the world. I agree that gorilla that has received good care would live longer life. I am quite interested how about the female gorilla, Vicki. If she is still living, she would be at the age of 43 now.
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@BarBaraPrz (18003)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
11 May 08
Yes, I too wonder what happened to her.
@carolscash (9503)
• United States
9 May 08
It is nice to see that they are keeping such a close eye on her and it is nice to see that she has had a long healthy life in the zoo. I think at times that it is a bad thing to have an animal in captivity that long but I think that she is doing fine with it.
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@BarBaraPrz (18003)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
9 May 08
Well, she certainly wouldn't be getting birthday cake in the wild!
@raydene (9875)
• United States
9 May 08
Wow Happy B-day Jenny It's amazing how long she has lived! I wonder if she would still have lived this long had she been free. Thanks for this interesting link. xoxoxoxoxo
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@BarBaraPrz (18003)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
9 May 08
Well, seeing as there are no vets in the wild, probably not.
@dandj929 (424)
• United States
9 May 08
Wow, that is really amazing! I never knew gorillas could live that long. Wonder if she would have lived in the wild? Probably not. I also wonder how many more year "Jenny" will live? Thanks for sharing this story!
@BarBaraPrz (18003)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
9 May 08
You're welcome, and thanks for being the first to respond. Jenny obviously has great care, probably better care than a lot of people do, so no doubt has several years ahead of her still.