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Sunday, 28 January 2018 - 12:32
World's oldest gorilla dies
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One of the oldest gorillas in the world has died at the age of 60.

San Diego Zoo Safari Park announced on Friday that Vila, who was born in the Congo in 1957, died surrounded by members of her family troop.

She was the "matriarch", they said, of five generations.

"There are very few gorillas anywhere near that age," said Peggy Sexton, a lead animal keeper at the safari park in California.

Gorillas typically live for 35-40 years.

Vila Gorilla eating kale

Vila the gorilla eating what looks like sweet potato

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