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At the time when zoos were still an attraction without moral questions. When enclosing animals and adapting them to an unnatural life was normal, and even fun. In those days there was a monkey. A very particular monkey named Silvio . And that he gave us his monies for many years.
This little animal became an iconic character of Cordoba's culture.The stories of his antics, and especially his escapes, are part of the imagination of Cordoba . Mono Silvio had his own fan club, his exclusive visits. It's the most famous monkey in Cordoba, after “La Mona”, of course.
His personality combined diverse characteristics. Between extroversion, sympathy and fury, Silvio forged his identity as Cordoba . With his moods and episodes of anger, with his tenderness and hyperactivity, he won the hearts of all the Cordoba people . That is why today we remember him with love.
It is said that Silvio arrived at the zoo in 1957, donated by a Cordovan family who had him as a pet. Since his arrival at the place he has not stopped making monies. Despite his condition of confinement, it was a life well lived.
Until the last moment, he dared to do mischief. He escaped from his cage twice . The first in 1980. It's just that, once in a while, he took a vacation . Sure, a monkey's life in a zoo must be tiring. The bad tongues say that, that time, he reached the terminal of Córdoba. The second escape was in 1996, by the hand of their concubine Coco, they walked around the zoo. They even went through the local bar.
After doing his own , he died on August 16, 1999.Cause of death was a perforation of gastrointestinal ulcer . Silvio had already exceeded the life expectancy of his species. In the African savanna, their ancestors usually reach the age of 40 and 45. And it is estimated that Silvio was already 46.
His death was quite an event. Artists, cultural centers and neighbors paid tribute to this character of the Cordoba culture. This crazy monkey , who took with him a part of our story, and a little bit of our heart.
Publication Date: 01/08/2020
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