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  • 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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    Gorillas in the Mountains
    Hundreds of years ago, human diseases, snares, spears or guns did not seriously threaten mountain gorillas. Thousands of mountain gorillas lived in the cool highland forests of east-central Africa. But acre-by-acre, farmers cut down the forests...
  • Gorilla carries toddler: Gorilla in park enclosure
    Gorilla carries toddler after father deliberately places child in enclosure
    A "Gorilla carries toddler" video has gone viral on YouTube. While it was shot over two decades ago, the thought of a300-pound gorilla carrying around a baby is unsettling. What's more, the child's father deliberately placed the...
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    Face of Columbus Zoo’s gorilla surrogacy program dies
    Earlier today, while eating breakfast with his troop, Mumbah, a male gorilla at the Columbus Zoo, collapsed. The animal care team immediately rushed in and tried to resuscitate him, but the attempts were unsuccessful. Mumbah was thought to be 47...
  • The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
    The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
    The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate is a book that almost defies definition. It's a book that should earn six stars on the five star rating system, but only five stars are allowed. It’s not quite a children’s book, but it...
  • Gorillas at the Cincinnati Zoo
    Are You Raising the Bar?
    Have you raised the bar lately? Not sure if you have, do you own any old cell phones that are laying around the house? If you answered yes to this question then raise your bar and take them to any of the participating locations to answer the call....