April 2017

For she’s a jolly good fellow!

The animals at the zoo have joined us in wishing Fatou – one of the two oldest female gorillas in the world – a very happy 60th birthday. Because it’s such a milestone occasion, they decided to be a bit more creative with their congratulations than the classic “Happy Birthday” or “Herzlichen Glückwunsch”. Instead, each animal’s message was written in the language of its species’ native home, highlighting the role zoo animals play as ambassadors for their wild relatives.

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