Fatou, one of the world’s oldest gorillas and a “living legend”, is celebrating her 61st birthday today.
The sexagenarian, who lives at Berlin Zoo, had a life of adventure before arriving in Germany from the south of France in 1959.
She eventually made her way to Berlin Zoo and is believed to have been two years old when she arrived.
Dr Andreas Knieriem, director of the zoo, said: “We are delighted to be celebrating Fatou’s 61st birthday today. She is a living legend and a part of Zoo Berlin history.”
The gorilla shares her record age with Trudy, another female gorilla who lives in Little Rock Zoo in Arkansas, United States.