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San Diego Zoo celebrates birthday of one of the world's oldest gorillas

SAN DIEGO (KFVS) - The San Diego Zoo is celebrating a milestone.

The zoo is home to one of the world's oldest gorillas. Vila the gorilla turned 55 years old this weekend. Her exact birthday is unknown, since she was rescued from the wild as a baby.

Zookeepers say she is in good health for her age.

Vila is even a surrogate grandmother to a one-year-old gorilla.

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