Zoo Atlanta gorilla, Ozzie, turns 52 - KMSP-TV

Zoo Atlanta gorilla, Ozzie, turns 52

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Ozzie (Photo: Zoo Atlanta) Ozzie (Photo: Zoo Atlanta)

Officials with Zoo Atlanta say the world's oldest living male gorilla, Ozzie, turned 52 on Wednesday.

According to Zoo Atlanta officials, Ozzie was part of the orginal group of western lowland gorillas who arrived at Zoo Atlanta from Emory University's Yerkes National Primate Research Center in the late 1980s. As a member of that group, he was one of the first individuals to explore the Zoo's Ford African Rain Forest in 1988.

Birthday festivities for Ozzie will ge held on Friday, April 26 at 10 a.m. in Gorilla Habitat 2 in the Ford African Rain Forest. The celebration is free to Zoo Atlanta members and children under 3, and is free with general admission.

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