Past Their Prime

Date/Time
09/10/2014
7:00 PM

Location
Los Feliz 3

Tickets
$10

Genre
Short Film, Documentary

Synopsis
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.

Director
Becca Friedman

Producers
Becca Friedman

Cast
Jack Hanna, Harry Peachey, Dana Hatcher, Audra Meinelt

Running Time
23 min

Playing With
Furthest From The Wild

Q&A
TBA

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