Courtesy of the Columbus Zoo Western Lowland Gorillas — Average Life Span 50 Years. A Western Lowland Gorilla’s life expectancy is approximately 50 years, which is commendable. At age 55, a gorilla named Colo is the oldest gorilla living in captivity. Colo's other claim to fame is that she was the first gorilla born in captivity. The popular gorilla was born at the Columbus Zoo in 1956 and has been there ever since.
Colo posing for a photo as she celebrates her birthday, Saturday, Dec. at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Columbus, Ohio. Colo is the oldest gorilla in any zoo. She was born at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in