The Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus enjoyed so much success
they figured a second gorilla would double their grosses.
They were right.
They purchased the lovely female specimen from another eccentric woman,
Maria Hoyt. In typical Ringling fashion, M'Toto's arrival was heralded
huge mock wedding to ole Gargy the sourpuss himself.
She lived and traveled next to
in her own custom air-conditioned
cage for nine seasons. Even though they never consummated their wedding,
was reported that she was in a state of depression for weeks after GARGANTUA
died. She spent the last twelve years of her life in retirement at the
Ringling Winter Quarters in Florida. Do you think she died her hair blue?
In these promotional photos, she is pictured with her flamboyant Cuban
keeper, Jose Tomas - whatta guy!
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