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Willie B

  • Birth 1959 Cameroon
  • Death 2 Feb 2000 Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial 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.
  • Memorial ID 9194

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


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 29 Apr 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9194
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Willie B (1959–2 Feb 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9194, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Other, who reports a Ashes Given to Atlanta Zoo (which decided not to scatter them in Africa, but to build a memorial to him).