[VIDEO] UGANDA. Meet Cantsbee, one of the last two gorillas studied by zoologist Dian Fossey.

Cantsbee, one of hundreds of apes that the scientist knew and studied, was an exceptional leader. On Nov. 14, dominant silverback Cantsbee turns 37 years old, continuing to lead his group and set new records. He is now past the statistical life expectancy for mountain gorillas, and is the only silverback monitored since birth to have reached this age. He is also one of the last few gorillas we monitor from the generation of gorillas observed by Dian Fossey. Fossey actually thought his mother was a male, until she gave birth. At that point, Fossey exclaimed “It can’t be,” and then coined the name “Cantsbee” for the newborn.

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