Gorillas

This photo taken by a camera trap shows a group of Cross River gorillas in the Mbe Mountains of Nigeria on Monday, June 22, 2020. Conservationists have captured the first images of a group of rare Cross River gorillas with multiple babies in the Mbe mountains of Nigeria, proof that the subspecies once feared to be extinct is reproducing amid protection efforts. (WCS Nigeria via AP)
July 08, 2020 - 3:11 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Conservationists have captured the first images of a group of rare Cross River gorillas with multiple babies in Nigeria's Mbe mountains, proof that the subspecies once feared to be extinct is reproducing amid protection efforts. Only around 300 Cross River gorillas were known...
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In this Friday, May, 22, 2020 photo released by the Woodland Park Zoo shows a 2 1/2-month-old male gorilla, Kitoko, with mom Uzumm. Kitoko was injured Saturday, during a skirmish among his six-member family group in Seattle. Animal health experts say little Kitoko was bitten on the head, likely by accident when another gorilla tried to bite his mother, Uzumma. Kitoko sustained a fractured skull and a severe laceration, but zoo officials say the 2 1/2-month-old gorilla underwent surgery and may survive if he doesn't develop an infection. (Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren/Woodland Park Zoo via AP)
May 24, 2020 - 7:00 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A baby gorilla was badly injured at a Seattle zoo on Saturday when he was caught in a skirmish between his family group members, zookeepers said. Animal health experts at the Woodland Park Zoo say little Kitoko was bitten on the head, likely by accident when another gorilla tried to...
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Firefighters stand in front of the burning monkey house at Krefeld Zoo, in Krefeld, Germnay, Wednesday Jan 1, 2020. A fire at a zoo in western Germany killed a large number of animals in the early hours of the new year, authorities said. (Alexander Forstreuter/dpa via AP)
January 01, 2020 - 11:58 am
BERLIN (AP) — A fire raced through a zoo in western Germany in the first few minutes of the new year, killing more than 30 animals, including apes, monkeys, bats and birds, authorities said. Police said paper sky lanterns launched nearby to celebrate the arrival of 2020 were probably to blame...
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A couple holds an umbrella to protect from the sun Thursday, June 27, 2019 at the Louvre museum in Paris. Around France, some schools are closed because of high temperatures, expected to go up to 39 degrees in the Paris area (102 F) later this week. Such temperatures are rare in France, where most homes and many buildings are not air-conditioned. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
June 27, 2019 - 12:53 pm
PRAGUE (AP) — France's national weather service issued its highest-level danger alert Thursday as it warned that parts of the country could expect temperatures to reach an "exceptional peak" Friday amid a record-setting heat wave in Europe. Meteo France raised the hazardous weather warning to "red...
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This 2014 photo provided by the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund shows a group of mountain gorillas in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park. On Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, the International Union for Conservation of Nature updated the species’ status from “critically endangered” to “endangered.” The designation is more promising, but still precarious. (Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund via AP)
November 14, 2018 - 10:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — There are more gorillas in the mist — a rare conservation success story, scientists say. After facing near-extinction, mountain gorillas are slowly rebounding. On Wednesday, the Switzerland-based International Union for Conservation of Nature updated mountain gorillas' status from...
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Fans mourned Koko's passing, and the foundation's website experienced excessive traffic on Thursday.
June 21, 2018 - 6:35 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Koko the gorilla, whose remarkable sign-language ability and motherly attachment to pet cats helped change the world's views about the intelligence of animals and their capacity for empathy, has died at 46. Koko was taught sign language from an early age as a scientific test...
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This undated photo shows Buka, a silverback gorilla in a park in the Republic of Congo. Researchers now estimate that there are more than 360,000 lowland gorillas in the wild in Western Africa, approximately one-third higher than earlier figures. However, the gorilla population has plunged by 19 percent in eight years, worrying scientists. (Zanne Labuschagne/Wildlife Conservation Society via AP)
April 25, 2018 - 3:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A first-of-its-kind intensive count of western Africa gorillas found far more of the apes than conservationists previously thought. Maybe not for long: The same study found a 19 percent plunge in that gorilla population in just eight years. Researchers spent a decade trudging...
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The female Gorilla Fatou eats a 'rice-cake' to celebrate her 61st birthday at the zoo in Berlin, Germany, Friday, April 13, 2018. According to Zoo officials Fatou is together with Gorilla Trudy at a Zoo in Little Rock at the United State the oldest living female gorilla in the world. Both Gorillas are around 61 years. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
April 13, 2018 - 8:15 am
BERLIN (AP) — Fatou the gorilla, believed to be one of the world's oldest, is celebrating her 61st birthday at Berlin's zoo — nearly six decades after she found her way to Germany from a French bar. Zookeepers on Friday presented Fatou a rice cake decorated with the number 61 in fruit. The zoo says...
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This 2012 photo provided by the Chicago Zoological Society shows Ramar, a western lowland gorilla living at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago, Ill. Ramar was euthanized on Thursday, April 12, 2018 after a series of chronic, age-related health problems. Ramar was brought to the U.S. in 1969 after he was orphaned in the wild and raised by a human family until he was about 6 years old. Ramar, was the sixth-oldest western lowland gorilla in a North American accredited zoo population, the oldest animal at Brookfield Zoo, and sired three offspring. (Jim Schulz/Chicago Zoological Society via AP)
April 12, 2018 - 7:54 pm
BROOKFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A 50-year-old gorilla that was one of the oldest gorillas in a North American zoo has died. The Chicago Zoological Society says Ramar, a western lowland gorilla living at the Brookfield Zoo, was euthanized on Thursday after a series of chronic, age-related health problems...
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This image released by Warner Bros. shows Dwayne Johnson in a scene from "Rampage." (Warner Bros. via AP)
April 11, 2018 - 5:19 pm
Usually paired with smaller companions like Kevin Hart or Moana, Dwayne Johnson is for once the diminutive one in "Rampage," a hopelessly bland and bizarrely self-serious monster movie. Johnson plays primatologist Davis Okoye in Brad Petyon's adaption of a classic 1986 arcade game. Naturally, Okoye...
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