Colo, American-bred western gorilla, Died at 60


Colo was born on December 22, 1956, and died on January 17, 2017.

She was a western gorilla.

She widely known as the first gorilla to be born in captivity anywhere in the world and as the oldest known gorilla in the world.

She was born at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium to Millie Christina (mother) and Baron Macombo (father), and lived there for her entire life.

Colo was briefly called Cuddles before a contest was held to officially name her.

Her name was derived from the place of her birth, Columbus, Ohio.

Colo passed away at 60 years old.