Past Their Prime
Los Feliz 3
Short Film, Documentary
The Columbus Zoo staff welcomed Colo on December 22, 1956. She was a household name, appearing in local papers as well as national publications that all announced the first gorilla born into captivity. Since reclaiming the title of “oldest living gorilla in captivity,” Colo’s staff look forward to celebrating her 55th birthday complete with presents, decorations, and a gorilla-friendly birthday cake. Past Their Prime takes a look at the world of geriatric zoo animal care at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, through Colo–the oldest living gorilla in captivity–on her 55th birthday celebration. Be it arthritis, heart disease, or decaying dental health, animals and humans have a lot in common when faced with mortality and aging.
Jack Hanna, Harry Peachey, Dana Hatcher, Audra Meinelt
Furthest From The Wild