Happy 41st Birthday, Ndume

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Happy 41st Birthday Ndume!

Ndume came to live with us at the Gorilla Foundation when he was just 10 years old.

Koko gave him a name sign, inspired by one of his common expressions, and they were companions for the rest of her life.

We miss seeing Ndume every day and are sending birthday wishes and love to him at the Cincinnati Zoo.

The above  video contains some of our  favorite photos and videos of him from his time at the Gorilla Foundation (27 years!).

Join us in celebrating him on his special day — Happy 41st Birthday Ndume!

We hope Ndume is having some of his favorite things today – like fresh fruit and feeling the sun on your face!

You can see more videos, photos and blogs about Ndume at Koko.org, and receive regular updates featuring these videos by subscribing to our free video enewsletter:  kokomail.