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  • Love entwines  two worlds in 'Tarzan'
    Love entwines two worlds in 'Tarzan'
    At long last, we come to "Tarzan", the final jewel in the Disney Renaissance. The story follows the journey of Tarzan, an orphan growing up in the jungle of Africa who must ultimately face a difficult choice between joining the human...
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    Gorilla my dreams: Romancing the jungles of Uganda
    When the silverback charged, I dropped to my knees, grateful that I had taken the time to read that Dian Fossey book back on the plane to Uganda. Never look an angry ape in the eye, the legendary gorilla tracker in the mist had advised repeatedly...
  • Some places to glimpse gorillas in our midst
    Some places to glimpse gorillas in our midst
    When the last gorilla at the Houston Zoo passed away in 2004, he was mourned by generations of zoo attendees who loved the 51-year-old Mac. In memory of Mac and other members of the zoo’s original gorillas, the Houston Zoo will be opening a...
  • Kamina the gorilla at the Columbus Zoo
    Columbus Zoo hopes to find surrogate mom for Kamina the gorilla
    Columbus Zoo staff members welcomed Kamina, the nearly five-month old western lowland gorilla, on December 29th to its Ohio-based facilities. Born on August 16th at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Kamina’s biological mother...
  • Monarch Butterflies
    Saving butterflies and gorillas.
    Many conservation groups tend to focus on one thing only, be it people or animals and the environment. Ecolife Conservation, a community based organization, believes in a more holistic approach and wants to close that gap by serving both humans...
  • Baby gorilla dies at zoo
    Celebrated birth of baby gorilla takes a tragic turn after zoo announces death
    Last week, the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory in St. Paul, Minnesota, celebrated the birth of a male gorilla - the first gorilla birth in the zoo's 55 year history. Tragically, not even one week following the celebrated birth came word that...
  • 'Gorillas in the Mist' is very strong
    'Gorillas in the Mist' is very strong
    Primates often get a bad rap in major motion pictures. This summer, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” will be released, and it is easy to predict that apes will be the aggressors in the film. Movies about primates, such as the &ldquo...
  • TOMS Launches New Program to Save Endangered Animals
    TOMS Launches New Program to Save Endangered Animals
    Sparked by Heather Mycoskie’s passion and love for animals (wife of TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie), the TOMS Animal Initiative is a series of partnerships planned to conserve and protect animals. The program will raise funds for different...
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    Humans are gorilla-like
    Scientific study confirms humans, great apes separated from common ancestor. Humans and chimps separated from a common ancestor six million years ago, while gorillas split off from that common ancestor four million years before that, confirms a...
  • Crystal Cruises passengers will go 'ape' over this excursion
    Passengers will go ‘ape’ over Crystal Cruises new gorilla excursion
    Ever wonder what it would feel like locking eyes with a 500-pound silverback mountain gorilla? Probably not, but it does sound exciting doesn’t it? Well always innovative Crystal Cruises has just added a five-night Overland Adventure called...
  • Denver to feature fun with beer, zombies and gorillas in October
    Denver to feature fun with beer, zombies and gorillas in October
    Denverites love any excuse to put on a costume. So October is going to be a busy month, filled with lots of wacky events – sure to keep the Guinness World Record people busy -- like what's billed as world’s largest Zombie Crawl,...
  • Sams Summer Ale and Bombay Sapphire Gin
    How is Sam’s Summer Ale like Bombay Sapphire?
    And what does it have to do with gorillas? Bet you don’t know this one! But if you’ve been reading Amy Stewart’s delight book, The Drunken Botanist you just might know. Stewart’s book details all the grains, herbs and other...
  • Baby Gorilla
    Baby born at zoo on Valentine's Day
    A baby gorilla was born on Valentine's Day at the Oklahoma City Zoo. According to a report by KWTV Channel 9 News in Oklahoma City dated Feb. 15, both the baby gorilla and the mother, Kelele, are doing well.The baby gorilla's father was...
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    Great ape world
    Great apes teach each other. Is that possible? Yes, perfectly possible. Conspecific teaching occurs among great apes (Hominidae). This had been a longstanding question among researchers. Washoe, the first chimpanzee in history to learn sign...
  • Gorillas
    About gorillas: Lesson plans, photos, worksheets and printables (Video)
    Of all the primates, the gorilla is the largest. It is known as one of the four types of great apes, that consists of gorillas, bonobos, chimpanzees and orangutans. There are two main types or gorilla species including Western and Eastern. Of...
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