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    Nico, one of the world’s oldest gorillas, has died at Longleat Safari Park



    Nico, one of the world’s oldest silverback gorillas, has died at Longleat Safari Park. The 56-year-old great ape passed away in his sleep on Sunday. He spent most of his life at the park in Wiltshire after arriving from Switzerland in the 1980s. Staff celebrated his birthday in July, giving him a cake with carrot candles – but they were unsure of his exact age and said there was a likelihood he may have been older than 56.

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    Stuck on an island by himself for decades. Poor bastard.

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    ^ Second that, cruel. If he was any more human, it would be a crime against all that is decent and good. R.I.P

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    Somehow he reminds me of the actor Rod Steiger.

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    Nice hair-do.

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    Certainly agree with Ort... in fact, I don't think that we should keep any
    Animals in captivity TBH.

    (Especially of the ape family i.e. our own).

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    Longleat Safari Park.? -I wonder how the Baboon troup leader that pulled off our wing mirrors and aggressively masturbated on our Ford Anglia windscreen circa 1974 is going on.?
    Cnut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZdick1983 View Post
    Certainly agree with Ort... in fact, I don't think that we should keep any
    Animals in captivity TBH.

    (Especially of the ape family i.e. our own).
    Seeing real animals up close and personal is an educational experience for human children. If they are only pictures or images on videos why worry about them? It is only a video game.

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    What choo on about, kmart? Did he really mess with your wheels?
    In that case, firing squad it is then. Kidding, RIP big bro.

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    ^They are pretty infamous for doing shit like this:
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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    Longleat Safari Park.? -I wonder how the Baboon troup leader that pulled off our wing mirrors and aggressively masturbated on our Ford Anglia windscreen circa 1974 is going on.?
    Cnut.

    He's now the Conservative Member of Parliament for West Wiltshire.

    I grew up next to Longleat - literally. Used to have a night club in the centre called Oscars. Dreadful place. You needed curtains to get in it seemed/



    Used to bring in "celebs" as well.


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    R.I.P Nico

    What at great life he had, he will be missed at Longleat.









    Last edited by Wilsonandson; 12-01-2018 at 12:41 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    Stuck on an island by himself for decades. Poor bastard.
    Old grunter gorillas prefer solitude and live apart in the wild. Anyway, he shared his island with his mate for years until she popped her clogs.

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    Bit like most of the members on here then?

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    Great photos of the ape.. thought it was KW for a quick second.
    The last pic of him from the link makes him look so wise.

    The movie, Kong: Skull Island had an ape that huge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZdick1983 View Post
    in fact, I don't think that we should keep any
    Animals in captivity TBH.

    (Especially of the ape family
    I bet Luigis neighbours think the same when they see Ms Bombaataa coming and going

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