Gritto was born on January 28, 1991, at the San Diego Zoo and died on October 15, 2015
He was an Andean bear.
Gritto was home to the Salisbury Zoo, it was also home to the oldest known Andean bear, Gritto, to successfully produce offspring, when he sired a cub, Alba, born on January 23, 2015.
The Zoo was home to the oldest known captive-born spectacled or Andean bear in the world, as of 2011, named Poopsie.
Gritto, the Andean bear passed away at 24 yrs old due to stroke like symptoms.