World’s oldest orangutan turns 62 and is treated to a birthday party and cake at Tokyo zoo

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APEY BIRTHDAY

Gypsy Chan celebrated her birthday by sharing a fruit cake with her grandson

GYPSY Chan, the world’s oldest Bornean orangutan, celebrates turning 62 by monkeying around at a birthday party with her grandson.

The mum of four, who loves copying humans, shared a layered fruit cake with Api, two, at Tama Zoo, Tokyo.

Gypsy Chan celebrates turning 62

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Gypsy Chan celebrates turning 62

Brit photographer David Williams, 41, said: “She wrapped a vegetable sack round her, and Api was getting messy with cake. It was wonderful.”

Gypsy and her grandson, Api, share a fruit cake for the occasion

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Gypsy and her grandson, Api, share a fruit cake for the occasion

Mum-of-four Gypsy loves copying humans

David Williams/HotSpot Media

Mum-of-four Gypsy loves copying humans


 

In the wild orangutans usually die by age 45

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In the wild orangutans usually die by age 45

In the wild, the creatures die by age 45. They live longer in captivity with good vet care and no predators.

Monkeying around … Gypsy and Api

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Monkeying around … Gypsy and Api
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