(AP) An animal considered to be the world's oldest living gorilla in captivity celebrated her 55th birthday today at the Dallas Zoo, with a frozen fruit cake.
Jenny also enjoyed banana leaf-wrapped treats at her wooded home in the complex.
Her caretakers say that Jenny, about 210 pounds, has a few joint issues and her eyesight isn't what it used to be. But Jenny still looks good for an old ape.
Curator Todd Bowsher says 55 is a good long old age for a gorilla.
In the wild, gorillas normally would live to about 35.
Her handlers at the Dallas Zoo describe Jenny as very sweet, though a little bossy, especially when she doesn't want to go out into a more open area of her pen.
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