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Willie B
Birth: 1959, Cameroon
Death: Feb. 2, 2000
Fulton County
Georgia, USA

Atlanta Zoo's most famous resident. He was one of the longest living silverback gorillas in captivity. 

Cause of death: Heart Problems
Cremated, Other.
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.
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Record added: Apr 30, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 9194
Willie B
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Willie B
Added by: Tim Oliver
Willie B
Added by: Tim Oliver
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As a child I first saw Willie B when hhe was a baby with only his tire swing. He was cute to me because I was a child. Later as I grew older and saw him again I felt sorry for him, watching his tv or going to sit in the back corner to look thru the small ...(Read more)
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