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Gorilla News

Tenerife gorilla suit story was a tad exaggerated

Santa Cruz De Tenerife - The media reported a funny story on Friday, saying that a veterinarian had shot a man in a gorilla suit with a tranquillizer dart. The story was a little, well, exaggerated. Yes, a vet shot the dart, but no, the guy wasn't wearing a gorilla suit.

Vet mistakes zoo employee for gorilla, tranquillizes him

Santa Cruz De Tenerife - A vet at Loro Parque Zoo and Marine Park in Tenerife, Spain had a bad day recently. The zoo was running a drill on how to handle a gorilla escape. A guy was running around in a gorilla suit and the vet panicked and shot him with a tranquillizer dart.

Video: Tokyo zoo runs simulated gorilla escape

Tokyo - In an effort to be prepared for the unexpected, officials at Tokyo zoo ran an emergency drill on Thursday. They dressed a member of staff in a gorilla costume, who then mimed the great escape.

Photo Essay: An urban safari on the coast of Spain Special

Fuengirola - It is so easy to forget that a whole different world exists just around the corner in the popular Spanish seaside resort of Fuengirola. Every now and then I have to remind myself by visiting yet again.

Charity forced to remove Freddie Mercury gorilla statue

Norwich - A conservation art trail called Go Go Gorillas in Norwich, England was ordered to remove and repaint a gorilla statue painted to look like Queen's late lead singer.

Photos: Kidogo the gorilla performs tightrope-walking acrobatics

Kidogo, a 12-year-old silverback gorilla, gave an unexpected demonstration of tightrope-walking skills at the Krefeld Zoo, Germany. Keepers had provided the gorilla with a tightrope to hang from, but to their amazement, he began walking on the rope.

Gorilla accidentally hangs himself in Prague Zoo

Prague - A 5-year old gorilla has died after accidentally hanging himself with a climbing rope in the gorilla enclosure at the Prague Zoo.

Photo: Saucy celebrity gorilla gives paparazzo the finger

Colorado Springs - A 19-year-old western lowland gorilla named Kwisha, at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, appears to react to a paparazzo snapping her picture by giving the finger.

Large metal gorilla appears in UK community

Witchford - Dog walkers in one UK community were surprised when they spotted a 12-foot mechanical gorilla peeking through the growth in a misty hedgerow.

Endangered gorilla infant dies in Chicago

Chicago - An endangered lowland gorilla born only nine days ago at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, Illinois has now been found to have died.

Gorilla becames cameraman at wildlife park

A video which includes images a 27-year-old silverback gorilla captured of himself is getting a lot of attention from viewers online.

Introducing the break-dancing gorilla from Calgary Zoo

Calgary - A break-dancing gorilla is winning attention from his enclosure at the Calgary Zoo, as part of a marketing initiative by the zoo.

Malaria originated in gorillas and not chimpanzees: Study

Researchers have discovered that the most common form of human malaria—Plasmodium falciparum—may have originated in western lowland gorillas. The closest genetic match between malaria that infects humans and one that infects gorillas has been found.

Project to reduce land conflict around Virunga National Park

Two leading organisations have signed a memorandum of understanding to ensure a better protection of the Virunga National Park , a World Heritage site in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

French surgeon operates on injured gorilla

Poitiers - An orthopaedic surgeon in France operated on a 150-pound gorilla, saving the life of the primate who had fallen from a tree in a safari park.

Calgary Zoo head resigns amid bad press over animals

The Calgary Zoo has been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons. The Director of the Zoo resigned Thursday, stating it was time for her to pursue other opportunities.

Gorilla's appetite helps name son

Ngozi and Charles have made the decision to name their son Nassir. What’s interesting about this story is the parents didn’t even utter a word to decide on the name.

Ugandan gorillas search for friends on the Internet

In an effort to save the Ugandan mountain gorilla the Uganda Wildlife Authority have launched a programme which will involve the endangered gorillas appearing on line as they look for friends.

Undercover investigation exposes gorilla poaching

An undercover investigation carried out by Endangered Species International has found up to two gorillas are killed and sold as bushmeat each week in Kouilou, a region of the Republic of Congo.

The Three Female Gorillas Like What They See!

Three female gorillas at London Zoo, deprived of love since their mate Bobby died in December, have been given a sneak preview of the new male soon to come in to their lives. And they seem to like what they see.

Google: The $200 Billion Gorilla

Google announced its report yesterday showing higher earnings than expected and now Google has a hit an all time in stocks today. Its total value exceeds $200 billion mark in terms of market value.

Gorilla Injures Four People After It Escapes Zoo Enclosure

In a Rotterdam zoo today, a 400-pound gorilla escaped from his cage and ran amok, causing much mayhem and panic among zoo visitors, and injures four people.

Gorilla "Baby-Boom" In Amsterdam

Amsterdam, known for its liberal attitude towards sex was having a fertility problem at its most popular zoo. It seems that the "easy life" at the zoo had diminished the fertility of the male gorillas.

Tokyo zoo gorillas get good luck bean shower

Piko the gorilla didn't know what hit her when crowds of humans gathered around the ape cage at Tokyo's zoo to shout incantations and throw beans.

Congo Rebels Kill, Eat Endangered Gorillas

Conservationists have reported that Congo Rebels have slaughtered at least 2 Silverback Gorillas and fear they will continue to do so.

Gorilla on Fertility Drug Gives Birth

A western lowland gorilla has given birth at a zoo in southwest England after being given a fertility drug that is normally used on humans, zoo officials said Friday.
 

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The zoo in Tokyo ran a simulation of a gorilla escape to test preparedness in the event of an earthq...
The zoo in Tokyo ran a simulation of a gorilla escape to test preparedness in the event of an earthquake and a genuine escape.
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Kwisha gives the finger
Kwisha gives the finger
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A gorilla sits in the shade cradling her toddler behind a cage at the zoo.  Should intelligent anima...
A gorilla sits in the shade cradling her toddler behind a cage at the zoo. Should intelligent animals be on display?
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Kidogo tightrope walking
Kidogo tightrope walking
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GoGoGorillas  statue painted to look like Freddie Mercury of Queen
GoGoGorillas' statue painted to look like Freddie Mercury of Queen
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Gorilla and baby behind their cage at the Toronto Zoo.
Gorilla and baby behind their cage at the Toronto Zoo.
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An orangutan holding a security blanket while people view him through the glass enclosure walls at a...
An orangutan holding a security blanket while people view him through the glass enclosure walls at a city zoo.
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3 yr old Tatu with baby brother and mom at Prague Zoo/still from YouTube video
3 yr old Tatu with baby brother and mom at Prague Zoo/still from YouTube video
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This finding comes from a recent study that revealed the closest  genetic match between malaria that...
This finding comes from a recent study that revealed the closest genetic match between malaria that infects humans and malaria that infects gorillas. The result contradicts previous studies that point to chimpanzees as the potential reservoir of malignant malaria.
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Virunga National Park was classified as a World Heritage Site in 1979. In later years it has become ...
Virunga National Park was classified as a World Heritage Site in 1979. In later years it has become known for its mountain gorillas, although poaching and the Congo civil war have seriously damaged its wildlife population. Although mountain gorillas are now extremely rare and listed as one of the most critically-endangered species, successful conservation work has helped to secure the remaining populations.
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Gorilla at Calgary Zoo watches intently as a caterpillar crawls along the door of the habitat.
Gorilla at Calgary Zoo watches intently as a caterpillar crawls along the door of the habitat.
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