Tragedy at a German Zoo The Life and Death of Massa the Gorilla

When Massa the gorilla died at age 49 in a tragic fire earlier this year at the zoo in Krefeld, Germany, he was one of the oldest gorillas in Europe. His offspring live in zoos across the continent.
Western lowland gorilla Massa in 2005

Western lowland gorilla Massa in 2005

Foto: 

Zoo Krefeld

Foto: Zoo Krefeld
Foto: Zoo Krefeld
The burned out Great Ape House at the Krefeld Zoo after the Dec. 31 fire.

The burned out Great Ape House at the Krefeld Zoo after the Dec. 31 fire.

Foto: Christoph Reichwein / dpa
DER SPIEGEL 31/2020
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