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Posted on 12.01.10
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  • Posted on 12.01.10

A caller asked I mention that Phil the Gorilla, who lived in the Ape House of the St. Louis Zoo for years, passed away on this day in 1958. Most St. Louisans my age or older know the name and remember Phil. He was a visitor favorite for his playful manners; and remarkable for his huge size. His death made the front pages of the city's several newspapers. The Zoo remembers Phil the Gorilla here: http://www.stlzoo.org/home/history/puttingonashow.htm