September 5, 2008
World’s Oldest Captive Gorilla Dead
The Dallas Zoo said the world's oldest captive gorilla, a 55-year-old female, has died of an inoperable stomach tumor.
Zoo officials said the gorilla, Jenny, had recently experienced difficulty eating and drinking as a result of the tumor, the Dallas Morning News reported Friday.
Officials said a standard necropsy and histopathology will be carried out on Jenny's body.