Oldest Zoo Atlanta gorilla passes at age 58

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ATLANTA, Ga. (WDEF) – Shamba, the oldest gorilla at the Zoo Atlanta, has passed.

She was found unresponsive by her care team on Friday.

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A preliminary examination revealed the cause of death to be age-related complications.

The Animal Care and Veterinary Teams made the difficult decision to euthanize her rather than jeopardize her quality of life.

Shamba was 58-years-old, making her not only the oldest gorilla at the Atlanta Zoo, but one of the oldest in the world.