Longleat Safari Park Gorilla Nico Dies At 56

Nico, one of the world’s oldest silverback gorillas, has died aged 56. He had lived at Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire since the 1980s, his body was found on Sunday after he died in his sleep. Nico had his own lodgings on an island in the middle of a lake, complete with central heating and a TV. He also had a number of ‚lookout‘ points, climbing frames and a giant tree trunk where he could sit and watch the younger gorillas play. Three other gorillas, brothers Kesho, Evindi and Alf lived in the same enclosure. He moved to the UK from Switzerland, and weighed a hefty 34 stone. …

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