In Japan, died the oldest in the country chimpanzees

In Japan, died the oldest in the country chimpanzees

Primate named johnny was 69 years, higher than the average life expectancy of chimpanzees.

TOKYO, January 17. /Offset. TASS Igor Belyaev/. The elderly in Japan chimpanzees died this week in the zoo of the city of Kobe, where he spent more than 60 years. The primacy named johnny was a favorite of local residents and especially children for many decades.


王子動物園の象徴ともいえる存在でした。ジョニーさん、今までありがとうございました。#王子動物園 #動物園 #神戸市#チンパンジー #ジョニーさん

— 神戸市立王子動物園(公式) (@kobeojizoo) January 15, 2019.

According to the administration of the Oji zoo, home to johnny, a mammal, who was 69, died of natural causes from old age. He had health problems even in 2017. Then johnny moved to a separate cage to the other primates was not disturbed. Chimpanzees came to Japan from Africa in 1955. During the years of his life at the zoo johnny nine times was my father. The first cub was born to him in 1963. It is noteworthy that he became the first chimp born and raised in Japan in the artificial environment of the Zoological garden.

The average lifespan of chimpanzees is 40 to 50 years, so johnny lived a very long and hopefully happy life.Oji Zoo

In 2016 in Japan, he died on the most elderly in the country the elephant that lived in the Metropolitan zoo Inokashira. The elephant named Hanako also died at the age of 69 years. However, the zoo staff noted that the animal had temper: in 1956 she got trampled her in the cage of a drunken man, and in 1960 crushed to death employee of the zoo.