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World’s oldest feminine chimpanzee known as Susie turns 70 in Kansas Zoo… and is on monitor to be the oldest ever member of her species

A Kansas zoo is celebrating the seventieth birthday of the oldest feminine chimpanzee in captivity on June 6. 

The Sundown Zoo in Manhattan is throwing a celebration at its chimpanzee habitat immediately in honor of Susie’s seventieth birthday. 

‘Susie has all the time been an ideal caretaker. From being an exquisite mother to being the chief of the troop, her different troop mates respect and hearken to our grandma of the troop,’ Scott Shoemaker, Sundown Zoo Director advised KSNT. 

Susie is the second oldest chimpanzee behind Joao – a male primate that lives at The Jane Goodall Institute South Africa.

Nevertheless, she is 11 years older than Europe’s oldest feminine chimpanzee, Coco. 

The Sundown Zoo in Manhattan  Kansas is celebrating Susie the chimpanzee’s seventieth birthday

Susie has lived at the Sunset Zoo since 1974 and is currently the oldest living female primate in the world

Susie has lived on the Sundown Zoo since 1974 and is presently the oldest dwelling feminine primate on this planet

Susie has lived on the Sundown Zoo since 1974 and is among the 5 primates that reside within the location’s habitat.

She’s given delivery to a few chimps throughout her life and made headlines in August 2010 after she gave delivery to a child lady named Nia when she was 56 years previous. 

‘We took Susie off contraception attributable to well being points a number of years in the past, and we did not assume she would get pregnant due to her age,’ mentioned former Sundown Zoo curator Mark Ryan on the time.

‘Curiously, we’ve not noticed Susie undergo any kind of menopause, and he or she was menstruating so irregularly that we did not assume being pregnant can be on the playing cards.’

Nia is now not on the zoo, however Susie’s mate, Julian, nonetheless lives within the Sundown Zoo chimpanzee habitat.

Susie efficiently breastfed Nia regardless of having a cataract in her eye in 2010, however she now receives particular care from zookeepers.

‘Susie does get extra dietary supplements akin to Guarantee drinks and is being handled for arthritis, however for her age, she is exceptional,’ Sundown Zoo Animal Curator Kirk Nemechek advised KSNT.

Shoemaker spoke with WIBW final yr and revealed that friends who go to Susie might watch her transfer across the yard or play with a blanket.

The Sunset Zoo is throwing a Sunflower birthday celebration today for Suzie at its chimpanzee habitat for all of its guests

The Sundown Zoo is throwing a Sunflower birthday celebration immediately for Suzie at its chimpanzee habitat for all of its friends

Susie has given birth three times during her life, her latest one being in 2010 with her mate Julian. Her baby was named Nia, and Julian and Susie still live together in the habitat

Susie has given delivery 3 times throughout her life, her newest one being in 2010 together with her mate Julian. Her child was named Nia, and Julian and Susie nonetheless reside collectively within the habitat

Susie has shocked zookeepers at Sundown Zoo for years for causes that embrace her present age and the way previous she was when she gave delivery to Nia.

The 70 yr previous primate exceeded the typical lifespan of a chimpanzee within the wild, which based on research.com, is round 40 years.

She additionally surpassed the lifespan of a chimpanzee in captivity, which based on the Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest is between 50 and 60 years.

It’s unclear if Susie has developed some other well being issues since she gave delivery to Nia, however she stays snug within the Sundown Zoo’s sanctuary.  

Day by day Mail has reached out to the Sundown Zoo for remark. 

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