The world’s second oldest gorilla has died. The Louisville Zoo of Kentucky, USA has given its information. The age of this gorilla named Helen was 64 years.
The Western Terai Gorilla was fondly called the ‘Grand Dame’. The average age of most gorillas is 39 years. Helen, the second-oldest gorilla in the world, died at 64, the Louisville Zoo says
Helen has enjoyed remarkably good health for most of her life, according to a press note from the zoo. A few minor ailments occurred at an simply expected age. However, he recently experienced unsteadiness and tremors with advancing age. Due to which his health became very weak. His caretakers decided to euthanize him on Friday.
Throughout her life in Louisville, Helen has captivated zoo visitors with her large personality and longevity. The eyes of the people working in the zoo got wet. Louisville Zoo Director Dan Mailoni said Helen developed relationships with people she talked to at the zoo.
The name of the oldest gorilla is Fatou. According to the Louisville Zoo, the 65-year-old gorilla lives in the zoo in Berlin.