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Lady the gorilla celebrates her 40th birthday with a party at Al Ain Zoo

A gorilla takes five at the Al Ain Zoo.
A gorilla takes five at the Al Ain Zoo. Image by Doug Belshaw / CC BY 2.0

Lady the gorilla is the oldest mammal at the UAE’s Al Ain Zoo, and celebrated her 40th birthday this week. To mark the occasion, the zoo threw a birthday bash for her, with visitors invited to share a piece of her birthday cake and have a photo taken. Lady has been given a television to watch and a couple of rabbits, which zookeepers say she has bonded with. Read more: thenational.ae