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Author: Jinny Johnson
ISBN13: 978-0749659783
Title: Gorilla (Zoo Animals in the Wild)
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Category: Nature and Ecology
Publisher: Franklin Watts Ltd (August 25, 2005)

Gorilla (Zoo Animals in the Wild) by Jinny Johnson

Jinny Johnson (Author), Michael Woods (Illustrator). With fascinating photographs and original illustrations, this book answers these questions and many more. It looks at gorillas in the wild and explains the special things zoos do to care for gorillas and make them feel at home. Age Range: 8 and up. Grade Level: 3 and up. Series: Zoo Animals in the Wild. Library Binding: 32 pages. Publisher: Smart Apple Media (August 2005).

Kibibi is a juvenile female who resides in the gorilla troop with Baraka, Mandara and Calaya. As the youngest and smallest gorilla, she is full of energy and often plays with the other members of her troop. She was born at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in January 2009. Kojo is a sub-adult male, or black back. He lives in a bachelor troop. He is one of the Zoo’s most playful gorillas and often demonstrates a mix of adult and juvenile behaviors. Kojo was born at the.

This week, shortly after her 60th birthday, Colo, the first gorilla born in human care, died in her sleep. Part of the reason she lived so long - about 20 years longer than gorillas born in the wild - is because of the care she received. In zoos today, keepers work to reduce the stress of caregiving by training animals to be a part of their own care. Gorillas drink from bottles. Rhinos learn to get their teeth brushed. Lions are trained to get vaccines. The shooting of Harambe at the Cincinnati Zoo last May spurred debate about whether animals like gorillas even belong in zoos.

The zoo added that the gorilla is a gentle giant. But as reassuring as these statements are, they are somewhat misleading. Last year, video footage showed a gorilla in a Nebraska Zoo successfully cracking the reinforced glass. And there is little ‘gentle’ about this gorilla – with some weighing up to 275kg – launching itself against the reinforced glass of its enclosure and terrifying members of the public. The general curator of the zoo said it was a sign of asserting dominance. But still, it’s a bit too close for comfort. They are an institution seen as one example of many in the exploitation of animals. As much as we enjoy seeing wild animals in zoos, it is argued that this enjoyment comes at a very serious price. Fitzpatrick from London Zoo reacted to the gorilla escape by stressing that the zoo is involved with many conservation projects and animals have a very good quality of life.

Gorillas at the Zoo: The Zoo’s first gorillas arrived here as youngsters in 1931, captured in the mountains of what was then the Belgian Congo in Africa in 1930 by famed explorers Martin and Osa Johnson and paid for by a generous donation from early Zoo benefactors Ellen B. Scripps and her nephew, Robert P. Scripps. Another famous gorilla resident at the Zoo was Albert. Born in Africa, Albert arrived at the Zoo in August 1949 at about four months of age. He and two baby female lowland gorillas were hand raised at the Zoo hospital.

I think living in a zoo is better than dyeing or hunting by the hunters. It's better for an animal to be in a zoo than the wild, since the zoo provides a safer sanctuary for them, away from hunters. Similarly, if they got unwell then in the wild they would have no one to care for them, but in the zoo there will always a zoo keeper and vet. Those 2 reasons are the main examples of advantages of being in a zoo, but there are a few more of course, . !!

Pata Zoo is on the top floor of a shopping centre in Thailand and keeps hundreds of animals in tiny cages. Thailand introduced an animal welfare law in 2014 that should protect animals but it isn't always enforced. The distressing video and photographs were taken last month by freelance journalist Julian Küng in Bangkok. The disturbing video shows a distressed-looking gorilla rolling around his tiny enclosure, a big cat pacing up and down a small space and sheep crammed into a fenced area much too small for them. Other heartbreaking pictures show a fed-up Hornbill who should be flying above Africa, a ferret curled up in the corner of its cage not touching its food, and a white monkey who seems to be pleading for help. Scroll down for video.

RELATED: Bonnie the Zoo Sloth Welcomes Adorable Baby Sloth. The unnamed gorilla baby is described as a great step forward for the critically endangered western lowland gorilla species. Dublin Zoo says the number of western lowland gorillas is expected to drop by 80% from 1980 to 2046 due to deforestation, hunting and the effects of the highly contagious Ebola virus, so every gorilla birth is a celebrated event.