Harambe's Grandmother Dies at Zoo Miami
((CBSNews) MIAMI -- Zoo Miami’s matriarch gorilla, Josephine, who was grandmother to the internet-famous Harambe, has died.
The zoo announced on social media that the 49-year-old ape was euthanized Wednesday morning, saying she had been suffering from several health issues that slowly incapacitated her.
“With very heavy hearts we announce the loss of our matriarch gorilla, Josephine,” the zoo tweeted.
Josephine was born in the wild in March 1967 and arrived at Zoo Miami in March 1983.
The Miami Herald reported that Josephine gave birth to her first offspring, a male named Moja, in 1984. He was the first gorilla born at Zoo Miami.