Surrogate bonds with baby gorilla rejected by mother

U.S. 03/08/19, 10:30

A 30-year-old gorilla at a Florida zoo has become a surrogate mother to a baby gorilla whose mother hasn't shown sufficient interest in her baby.Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens spokeswoman JJ Vitale tells the Florida Times-Union that Bulera began holding 5-month-old Gandai as soon as they were introduced on Feb. 27. ...

Zoo, foundation agree on plan to return gorilla Ndume to zoo

U.S. 03/06/19, 00:35

An Ohio zoo and a California group the zoo loaned a male silverback gorilla to in 1991 have agreed on a plan for the gorilla's court-ordered return to the zoo.Documents in federal court in San Francisco state the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and the Gorilla Foundation have agreed on ...

Judge: Companion of late gorilla Koko must go back to zoo

U.S. 02/02/19, 12:14

A male silverback gorilla loaned to a California group in 1991 as a possible mate for Koko, the gorilla who astounded the world by learning sign language, must be returned to a zoo in Cincinnati, a federal judge in San Francisco ruled Friday. Judge Richard Seeborg’s ruling said the 2015 agreement ...

Judge: Solve dispute over pal to sign-language gorilla Koko

U.S. 12/17/18, 13:29

A judge has ordered the Cincinnati Zoo and a conservatory to resolve a custody dispute over a gorilla loaned as a companion to the late Koko, who was famous for mastering sign language.U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg recommended out-of-court mediation Monday, writing that the zoo and The Gorilla Foundation appear ...

Zoo suing for gorilla’s return asks for ruling without trial

U.S. 12/03/18, 17:28

An Ohio zoo that's suing a conservatory for the return of a gorilla has asked a judge to rule in the zoo's favor without going to trial.The Cincinnati Zoo in October sued The Gorilla Foundation for the return of the silverback gorilla who served as a companion to Koko, the ...

Rare conservation win: Mountain gorilla population ticks up

World 11/14/18, 08:03

Once facing near-extinction, mountain gorillas are slowly rebounding.The International Union for Conservation of Nature Wednesday updated the species' status from "critically endangered" to "endangered." The designation is more promising, but still precarious.This 2007 photo provided by the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund shows members of an anti-poaching team in Rwanda's Volcanoes ...

Cincinnati Zoo sues for return of Koko’s gorilla companion

U.S. 10/26/18, 09:15

The Cincinnati Zoo is suing for the return of a gorilla loaned to a California conservatory as a companion for Koko, the late gorilla famed for mastering sign language.In a complaint filed Thursday against The Gorilla Foundation, attorneys for the Cincinnati Zoo said Ndume, a 37-year-old silverback gorilla, has lived ...

Rwanda fee hike to visit gorillas leads to drop in tourists

Africa 09/28/18, 05:26

Gorilla tourism is an important income source for Rwanda, but a recent increase in permit fees for safaris meant a steep decline in visitors.Now fees have been reduced by 30 percent for the low season in the hope that visitors will return.Earlier this year the WWF conservation group said the ...

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