One of world’s oldest gorillas dies at San Diego Safari Park

  • This undated photo provided by the San Diego Zoo Safari Park shows Vila, an African gorilla, in the foreground. Considered to be one of the world’s oldest gorillas, Vila died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 at the park in Escondido, Calif. The park says Vila, who turned 60 last October, died Thursday surrounded by members of her family troop. Authorities say she was the matriarch of five generations of gorillas and during her life served as a surrogate mother for several western lowland gorillas. (Ken Bohn/San Diego Zoo Safari Park via AP)

  • This undated photo provided by the San Diego Zoo Safari Park shows Vila, an African gorilla. Considered to be one of the world’s oldest gorillas, Vila died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 at the park in Escondido, Calif. The park says Vila, who turned 60 last October, died Thursday surrounded by members of her family troop. Authorities say she was the matriarch of five generations of gorillas and during her life served as a surrogate mother for several western lowland gorillas. (Ken Bohn/San Diego Zoo Safari Park via AP)

  • This undated photo provided by the San Diego Zoo Safari Park shows Vila, an African gorilla. Considered to be one of the world’s oldest gorillas, Vila died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 at the park in Escondido, Calif. The park says Vila, who turned 60 last October, died Thursday surrounded by members of her family troop. Authorities say she was the matriarch of five generations of gorillas and during her life served as a surrogate mother for several western lowland gorillas. (Ken Bohn/San Diego Zoo Safari Park via AP)

SAN DIEGO — One of the world’s oldest gorillas has died at San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

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