World Gorilla Day and the Cincinnati Zoo

“Susie, King Tut, Penelope, Hatari, Mahari, Samantha, Sam, Timu, Colossus, Jomo, Gladys, Mona and Elle”.  The list of names goes on and on.  For 80 + years, more than 65 western lowland gorillas (Gorilla [...]

World Great Ape Day and the Cincinnati Zoo

On Sept 9, 2017 the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (CZBG) and conservation organizations across the planet recognize World Great Ape Day.  This charismatic group of primates [...]

Gorillas: Wet N’ Wild

In the early years of wild gorilla research it was observed that they did not utilized bodies of water much and got most all of their moisture from the succulent vegetation they consumed.  Most [...]