Nico the silver back Gorilla has passed away at Longleat safari Park.
Nico who was the oldest silverback gorillas in the world passed away on Sunday 7TH January in the home where he lived since he arrived at the park in 1980s.
Nico was always known for being being a little grumpy and prefered his own company while he spent his days watching Sky TV.
Longleat have said on Monday evening:
“Everyone here has been truly saddened by the death of Nico. His main keeper has been working with Nico virtually on a daily basis since 1989 and has forged an extraordinarily close bond with him. It goes without saying that he is particularly devastated by the loss along with the rest of his keeping team who have cared for Nico over the years.
“We know that so many of you cared for Nico and have visited him over the years, so please join us in celebrating the life of such a magnificent creature.”