Friday, February 17, 2017

Daphne Pfeiffer, who has worked for 18 years at the Little Rock Zoo’s Great Ape Display, said she would love for more people to know about Trudy.

February 17, 2017
By Chelsea Boozer

A short distance inside (click here) the Little Rock Zoo's gates, settled into her habitat in the Great Ape Display, the oldest known gorilla in the world sits basking in the occasional February sunlight with little fanfare.

Trudy, a 60-year-old Western lowland, became without dispute the oldest gorilla on record after Colo, a gorilla at the zoo in Columbus, Ohio, died in her sleep Jan. 17.
The national Association of Zoos and Aquariums confirmed its belief that Trudy now holds the title.
Colo was well-known in zoo circles. She was the first gorilla born in captivity. She turned 60 on Dec. 22, about a month before her death. Her birthday and her death were national news.
Trudy, on the other hand, was captured in the wild in Africa in 1957. As an infant, she was brought to the U.S....