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Ndume enjoys Koko's birthday

One of Ndume's favorite foods is popcorn. So, for Koko's birthday, Ndume got plenty of popcorn, in movie-style containers. He also received lots of other goodies. We will be posting more on Koko's birthday in our Blog and on Koko's special birthday Read more

What is Ndume studying?

You may be wondering why Ndume is studying what looks like a bowling ball. But Ndume is not a bowler, and that is an "enrichment ball" — a large hollow ball, containing some of Ndume's favorite food treats, accessible only through a couple of holes (which are not large enough for Ndume's fingers) — hence the Read more

Koko's got a new friend

When we purchased this large, soft yellow duck for Koko as an Easter present, we didn't know she would become so attached to it. She finds it quite comfortable as a pillow, and to prop up her head when she's in her evening nesting position. Read more

Koko's dental interest

Koko enjoys looking at people’s teeth. Here she is asking Penny Patterson to show her teeth. Koko sometimes refers to people as "fake tooth" if they have interesting dental work. Read more

Koko enjoying her organic apple juice!

Koko enjoying her organic apple Read more

Meet our Managing Director

We are pleased to introduce the Gorilla Foundation's new Managing Director of Gorilla Research and Care: Dr. Ken Gold. Ken is world-renowned for his understanding of gorilla behavior, and has years of experience with both gorilla research and care, as well as personnel management and facility design. He makes an Read more

Koko's scary Halloween pumpkin

Koko enjoys looking at scary or oddly decorated pumpkins during Halloween. This one looks like a cat, which may be why she's smiling. Today, Koko and Ndume are also enjoying lots of Halloween "treats" (she's not crazy about tricks), and putting up with caregiver costumes. Last week, she made her own Halloween mask out Read more

Ndume goes solar

On warm summer days, Ndume can often be found high up on a shelf in the yard nesting in blankets soaking up the Read more

Ndume Enjoying Nature

Ndume sits atop his barrel watching squirrels play in the apple tree. Ndume has been Koko's companion since 1991. He is 10 years younger than Koko (31) and about 150 pounds heavier. Male silverback gorillas can grow to be over twice as heavy (and strong) as female gorillas. This may be one reason why natural gorilla Read more

Koko enjoys the spring

Koko sits in her favorite corner of the yard basking in the Read more

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