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Born in 1959 (estimated)

Chimpanzee Velu passed away on March 15, 2017 at the estimated age of 58.

Velu, then aged 46, cracking open nuts.

Image credit: Etsuko Nogami
Taken on December 23, 2005

Velu, then aged 50, using a stick to break open an ant nest.

Image credit: Michiko Fujisawa
Taken on July 03, 2009

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Image credit: Gaku Ohashi
Taken on February 10, 2009

Image credit: Catherine Hobaiter
Taken on December 26, 2013

Velu, then aged 56, using a pair of mobile stones as hammer and anvil to crack open the hard shell of oil palm nuts and get at the edible kernel inside.

Image credit: Tetsuro Matsuzawa
Taken on December 27, 2015

Image credit: Morgane Allanic
Taken on November 11&14, 2016

Velu, then aged 58, feeding on figs (Ficus umbellata)

Image credit: Naruki Morimura
Taken on January 14, 2017