Fatou the gorilla celebrates 61st birthday at Berlin zoo

The female Gorilla Fatou eats a 'rice-cake' to celebrate her 61st birthday at the zoo in Berlin, Germany, Friday, April 13, 2018. According to Zoo officials Fatou is together with Gorilla Trudy at a Zoo in Little Rock at the United State the oldest living female gorilla in the world. Both Gorillas are around 61 years. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
The female Gorilla Fatou eats a 'rice-cake' to celebrate her 61st birthday at the zoo in Berlin, Germany, Friday, April 13, 2018. According to Zoo officials Fatou is together with Gorilla Trudy at a Zoo in Little Rock at the United State the oldest living female gorilla in the world. Both Gorillas are around 61 years. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
The female Gorilla Fatou eats a 'rice-cake' to celebrate her 61st birthday at the zoo in Berlin, Germany, Friday, April 13, 2018. According to Zoo officials Fatou is together with Gorilla Trudy at a Zoo in Little Rock at the United State the oldest living female gorilla in the world. Both Gorillas are around 61 years. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
The female Gorilla Fatou looks at a straw-berry which topped a 'rice-cake' to celebrate her 61st birthday at the zoo in Berlin, Germany, Friday, April 13, 2018. According to Zoo officials Fatou is together with Gorilla Trudy at a Zoo in Little Rock at the United State the oldest living female gorilla in the world. Both Gorillas are around 61 years. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
The female Gorilla Fatou eats a 'rice-cake' to celebrate her 61st birthday at the zoo in Berlin, Germany, Friday, April 13, 2018. According to Zoo officials Fatou is together with Gorilla Trudy at a Zoo in Little Rock at the United State the oldest living female gorilla in the world. Both Gorillas are around 61 years. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
The female Gorilla Fatou eats a 'rice-cake' to celebrate its 61st birthday at the zoo in Berlin, Germany, Friday, April 13, 2018. According to Zoo officials Fatou is together with Gorilla Trudy at a Zoo in Little Rock at the United State the oldest living female gorilla in the world. Both Gorillas are around 61 years. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

BERLIN — Fatou the gorilla, believed to be one of the world's oldest, is celebrating her 61st birthday at Berlin's zoo — nearly six decades after she found her way to Germany from a French bar.

Zookeepers on Friday presented Fatou a rice cake decorated with the number 61 in fruit.

The zoo says she shares the title of world's oldest female gorilla with Trudy, a gorilla at the zoo in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Still, it's not entirely clear how old she is. Fatou arrived in Berlin in 1959, finding her way there after a sailor used the young gorilla as payment at a bar in the French port city of Marseille.

She isn't the oldest inhabitant of the zoo, however. Ingo the flamingo, who arrived there in 1948, has that honor.

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