A longtime favorite at the San Francisco Zoo, 63-year-old chimpanzee Cobby, has died.
He was the oldest male chimp in the United States.
Zoo officials say he had recently been ill, and old age was a contributing factor.
Cobby was described by zoo staff as a “gentle soul” and say this is a “devastating loss.”
Cobby was brought to the San Francisco Zoo in the mid-1960s.
The oldest male chimpanzee in captivity in the U.S., has died at the San Francisco Zoo at the age of 63. Cobby the chimp came to the zoo in the mid-1960s and was considered a fan-favorite for generations. pic.twitter.com/ruWxhsN1uW
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 6, 2021
Chimpanzees are listed as endangered around the world.
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