Oldest captive gorilla is dead
Rudy the gorilla has died at a Pennsylvania zoo -- after apparently living longer than any other gorilla currently in captivity anywhere in the world. He was 49 years old. And a spokesman at the zoo in Erie says even 40 is pretty old for a gorilla. He says captive gorillas can start to have health problems in their late 20s to early 30s. According to the zoo spokesman, Rudy's appetite had recently been declining.