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2009-05-27 15:10:00

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio said a 52-year-old gorilla walked through an unsecured door and wandered through a building.

2009-03-12 14:19:36

At least one attendee of a naming contest at the San Francisco Zoo says she now has a better understanding of the law of the jungle in regard to gorillas. Abby Lentzner, 6, said watching a dog gorilla named Oscar Jonesy pick from among five colored cantaloupes as part of the naming contest revealed the greed and primal drive of the wild kingdom, the San Francisco Chronicle said Thursday. Wednesday's contest at the San Francisco Zoo was intended to choose a new name for the zoo's newest primal...

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2008-11-07 09:05:00

Officials with a Boston zoo said a western lowland gorilla was doing well after being put under anesthesia for a colonoscopy and other tests.

2008-09-07 12:00:13

By Associated Press DALLAS -- The oldest gorilla in captivity, a 55-year-old female named Jenny, has died at the Dallas Zoo -- her home for more than half a century, a spokesman said. Zoo officials decided to euthanize Jenny on Thursday night because of an inoperable tumor in her stomach.

2008-09-06 18:00:16

By LINDA STEWART BALL By Linda Stewart Ball The Associated Press DALLAS The oldest gorilla in captivity, a 55-year-old female named Jenny, has died at the Dallas Zoo - her home for more than half a century, a spokesman said Friday.

2008-08-20 21:00:25

The first gorilla to raise her babies at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has died, officials at the Ohio zoo said. The Columbus Dispatch reported the zoo announced Jumoke's death Wednesday.

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2005-04-10 08:38:12

The world's first test tube gorilla is not bonding with her new daughter, zoo officials said Saturday. Timu, a 9-year-old Western lowland gorilla, took care of her newborn for a few hours after Friday's birth, but then lost interest, said Dr. Lee Simmons, director of the Henry Doorly Zoo.


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2007-01-02 11:04:49

The mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) is one of two subspecies of Eastern Gorillas. It is only found in the Virunga volcanic mountains of Central Africa, within three national parks. Some claim that the Bwindi population in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a third subspecies. A census taken in 2003 has shown a 17% increase in population size since 1989. There are now a total of 380 gorillas in 30 social groups. However, the mountain gorilla continues to be considered...

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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.