Ricky gets in the swing of it for his 50th

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RICKY the chimpanzee, Edinburgh Zoo’s oldest resident, celebrated his 50th birthday yesterday – and he was chuffed to receive some gift-wrapped presents for the special occasion.

Ricky, a firm favourite with the keepers at the zoo, was given chimp-friendly gifts packed with edible treats.

While records don’t give Ricky’s exact age, keepers believe he has hit the half-century, which now makes him the zoo’s oldest resident.