Keeper Andre Bauma paid tribute to Ndakasi, who rose to fame in a selfie published on Earth Day 2019. "She will be missed by all of us at Virunga," he said.
Some 13 gorillas at Zoo Atlanta have tested positive for COVID, after staff noticed they were coughing and had runny noses.
A vaccine specifically designed for zoo animals is being administered at the Detroit Zoo to safeguard some of the most vulnerable animals.
Jelani the gorilla likes looking at pictures of other gorillas on zoo visitors' phones and has learned an impressive technique for swiping through himself.
"We thank these new donors for their contributions to the success of our mission—because in saving gorillas, we save the planet," said the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund.
"As for what the future beholds, well, that's hard to say. To be honest this sub is pretty unpredictable," one community member who adopted a gorilla told Newsweek.
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund specifically thanked members of the stock trading subreddit after users started donating to the conservation organization as part of a sudden new trend.
According to a press release issued by the zoo, two gorillas began coughing on January 6, which prompted zoo officials to initiate "the process of testing fecal samples from the gorillas for SARS-CoV-2 through the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System."
"He shook her but without using all the enormous strength of which he is capable with his 200 kilos of weight," a zoo spokesperson said. The attack left the victim with injuries to her head and body.
Any new children is an encouraging sign for the Cross River gorilla population living along the border between Nigeria and Cameroon.
A white local TV anchor in Oklahoma City offered a tearful apology after remarking on-air last week that the African-American co-anchor sitting next to her looked like a gorilla at the zoo.
A scientist says there is a perfectly normal explanation for the gorilla crow.
The team of migrants wanted to reflect the racism they had experienced back at their rivals.
This remained true even when the gorilla cared for kids that weren't his own.
Koko signed words "eat," "bad" and even "butterfly."
"The wasps just attacked her at once in big numbers," said local police.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay said the cross-species couple interact each week as part of trust-building activities.
Panda numbers are on the rise, but humans are pushing our closest ape relatives to extinction.
Prosecutor says same thing could have happened to "even the most attentive parent."
Outrage over the killing of the Western lowland silverback sparked criticism of both the zoo and the parents of a child who fell into the gorilla's enclosure.