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The zoo said Colo was an “ambassador” for gorillas and inspired conservation efforts. She was the first zoo-born gorilla in the world.The world’s oldest known gorilla and the first to be born in a zoo has died at the age of 60, the Columbus Zoo announced on Tuesday.
The world’s largest living primate, the Eastern gorilla, has been listed as under threat of extinction in the annual Red List of endangered species. There was good news, however, for the giant panda.