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Rare Gorilla Twins Born in the Wild

February 9, 2011

Twin mountain gorillas have been born at Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. The male twins represent an important gain for this endangered species and mark only the fifth recorded birth of gorilla...

Zoo Atlanta Awarded Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services

August 23, 2010

Funding demonstrates historic show of support for great ape veterinary care.

(photo courtesy of Zoo Atlanta)Zoo Atlanta has received a prestigious grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to lead a multi-institutional effort to examine...

Census of Gorillas to Begin in March

February 10, 2010

Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Uganda are cooperating to complete a full census of mountain gorilla populations in the Virunga Volcanoes and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Read...

Last Chance for the Gorilla

July 29, 2009

The Year of the Gorilla prompts a re-analysis of gorilla conservation strategies in Africa.  Read more in the New Scientist...and Learn what YOU can do to help save gorillas.

And Frank makes Five...

March 6, 2009

Gorilla baby joins family on exhibit at the San Diego Zoo.

Frank and Ndjia, G.g. gorilla, San Diego Zoo(photo by Ken Bohn, © San Diego Zoo) A western lowland gorilla born Sept. 4, 2008 at the San Diego Zoo holds onto the back of 14-year-old...

Timmy turns Fifty!

January 17, 2009

The Louisville Zoo wishes a happy birthday to North America's oldest male gorilla.Read more from The Courier Journal...View a video of Timmy from the Lexington Herald-Leader...Read...

Zoo Takes a Lead in Gorilla Rearing

January 5, 2009

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is a leader in hand-raising and surrogacy programs for gorillas. Read more from the Columbus Local News...

Gorilla Intelligence Revealed

October 15, 2008

Research at Lincoln Park Zoo reveals gorilla cognitive abilities. Read more from the Chicago Tribune...

Good-bye to Jenny

September 8, 2008

The world's oldest captive gorilla dies at the Dallas Zoo. Read more from the Dallas Morning News...

Abuse of Apes in Films

August 28, 2008

A new PETA documentary exposes abusive training practices used on ape actors. Read more from the Los Angeles Times...

Good News for Great Apes

August 5, 2008

New census data from Republic of Congo dramatically increases population estimates for critically endangered Western lowland gorillas. Read more from the Wildlife Conservation Society...