publication . Article . 2012

Past Their Prime

Friedman, Rebecca E;
Open Access English
  • Published: 11 May 2012
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: Algeria
Abstract
Past Their Prime is a half-hour documentary about Colo— the oldest living gorilla in captivity — on her 55th birthday, and her place in the world of geriatric zoo animal care.                It’s winter at the Columbus Zoo in Columbus, Ohio. In the ape house elderly visitors browse slowly, wrapped in down jackets. Children run from exhibit to exhibit, pointing at the animals they see and announcing each one to their grandparents. Behind the glass, Colo, the stately matriarch of the groups peers back at the visitors from her solo room. She perks up when a camera flashes into view. But the camera’s gaze turns from Colo onto the adjacent room where 1-year old goril...
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free text keywords: Life Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Medicine and Health Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Business, gorilla, Colo, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Columbus, Ohio
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