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Matze — Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member prussel
N 50° 06.941 E 008° 42.261
32U E 478862 N 5551534
Quick Description: Matze - favourite of the Frankfurt Zoological Garden visitors - was over 50 years old when he died in August 2008
Location: Hessen, Germany
Date Posted: 1/25/2015 1:36:06 PM
Waymark Code: WMN9JA
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 1

Long Description:

Matze (* 1957 in Zentralafrika; † 13. August 2008 in Frankfurt am Main) wurde in Zentralafrika geboren und dort eingefangen. Nach einer Zeit der Wanderschaft mit Schaustellern kam Matze am 24. Mai 1969 mit ungefähr 12 Jahren in den Frankfurter Zoo. Hier wurde der Silberrücken Anführer einer Gruppe von vier weiblichen Gorillas, mit denen er insgesamt neunzehn Nachkommen zeugte. Matze war eines der Wahrzeichen des Zoos und weit über Frankfurt hinaus bekannt.
Vor dem Eingang zum Menschenaffenhaus des Zoos steht zur Erinnerung an Matze seit November 2009 diese Büste des Bildhauers Wolfgang Weber.

Matze (* 1957 in Central Africa; † 13 August, 2008 Frankfurt am Main) was born in Central Africa and trapped there. After a period of wandering with showmen, Matze came on May 24, 1969, with an age of approximately 12 years, into the Frankfurt Zoological Garden. Here, the silverback became the leader of a group of four female gorillas, with whom he fathered a total of nineteen offspring. Matze was one of the symbols of the zoo and known far beyond Frankfurt.
In memory of Matze stands since November 2009 this bust by sculptor Wolfgang Weber close to the entrance of the ape house of the zoo.

Quelle / source: Infotafel / info board, wikipedia

Type of Memorial: statue

Type of Animal: other

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