All animals die sooner or later. This fate befell and the oldest western lowland gorilla living in a zoo.
American Little Rock Zoo (Arkansas) lost the oldest western lowland gorilla. The female was called Trudy, and the staff the zoo admitted that for them Trudy was a “full member families”.
It is noted that the gorilla lived in the zoo since 1988, and at the time she was 63 years old. According to Sid Tanner, owner Trudy, it was a stubborn gorilla, showing self-will and leadership qualities, although this behavior is unusual for females.
Trudy is the world’s oldest western lowland gorilla living in captivity
Trudy is one of the last western lowland gorillas, caught in captivity and placed in a zoo. Currently catching representatives of the species is prohibited. Outback Western Lowland Gorillas live up to 40 years.