Fun Facts



ohio image BEFORE A NATIONAL NAMING CONTEST, COLO WAS KNOWN AS CUDDLES. HER CURRENT NAME IS SHORT FOR HER BIRTHPLACE: COLUMBUS, OHIO.



tomato image TOMATOES ARE ONE OF COLO'S FAVORITE FOODS.



COLO HAS A LARGE FAMILY TREE:

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On December 22, 2013 from 1:30pm - 2:30pm, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium shared a live stream of Colo's 57th birthday party Thanks for visiting!
2012 BIRTHDAY GALLERY
Colo's 56th
Celebrate with Colo
Colo, the first gorilla born in human care, oldest gorilla in any zoo, and queen of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is celebrating her 57th birthday today and wants to share her special day with you! By streaming Colo's birthday party live, we're making you a part of the celebration even if you couldn't make it to the Zoo.
BY SUPPORTING THE ZOO, YOU BECOME PART OF A VITAL COMMUNITY THAT CARES PASSIONATELY ABOUT WILDLIFE AND WILD PLACES. YOUR DONATIONS SUPPORT THE ZOO'S EXCEPTIONAL ANIMAL CARE AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AS WELL AS INFLUENTIAL CONSERVATION EFFORTS SPANNING THE GLOBE.