Grunting Ohio zoo workers act as moms to a baby gorilla
Some zoo workers in Cincinnati are going ape over a baby gorilla.
They are wearing all-black outfits, grunting affectionately, and generally imitating mother gorillas to help the month-old baby adjust to a new home and get ready for a surrogate mother. Later, they will don hairy vests and carry baby Gladys on their backs, put on kneepads and gloves to move around like a gorilla, and they might knuckle-walk and climb a tree with baby on board….
Taken on 2013-02-14
Bonobo by Christian Ziegler
Just an old Chimpanzee chilling in Beauval zoo and having fun people watching.
A six-month old Sumatran orangutan called Gokong Putung is treated by a vet at the quarantine centre run by the Sumatran Orangutan conservation programme in Batu Mbelin Deli Serdang, Indonesia. The male orangutan was rescued from a house near a palm plantation. Photograph: Dedi Sahputra/EPA
We’ve lost half of the world’s wild orangutan population since 1950.
Let’s Do Better…