Atlanta Zoo's most famous resident. He was one of the longest living silverback gorillas in captivity.
Cause of death: Heart Problems
Specifically: Ashes Given to Atlanta Zoo (which decided not to scatter them in Africa, but to build a memorial to him)
Plot: Willie B's memorial is a large statue of Willie B. with most of his ashes inside the statue. The Zoo's Director, Dr. Maple, has about 10% of Willie's ashes in an urn in his home--he hopes to some day scatter them in Willie's native Cameroon.
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Apr 30, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 9194
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