Dec 222021


Colo was the first gorilla born in captivity in 1956 at the Columbus, Ohio, Zoo. At birth she weighed a little more than three pounds. She had three children, sixteen grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. She was the oldest gorilla in captivity until she died on January 17, 2017. Children could read Colo’s Story: the Life of One Grand Gorilla, by Nancy Roe Pimm. Children can view a terrific video about her at: Colo.

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