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Patrick, The Antisocial Gorilla, Sent To Therapy

Antisocial Gorilla Sent To Therapy

Patrick, a 430-pound gorilla, is being shipped off from the Dallas Zoo because he is in dire need of therapy. Because of his inability to get along with the other gorillas (especially the ladies), Patrick will be moving to the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens in Columbia, South Carolina, a zoo specializing in working with animals with behavior problems. He will live alone, as he seems to prefer.

“It’s not like we haven’t tried, he’s been here for 18 years,” said Dallas Zoo spokeswoman Laurie Holloway of their attempts to get Patrick to breed.That didn’t go over so well. He bit one female and “sneered and nipped” at the others. The odd thing is that Patrick gets along exceptionally well with humans. So what’s his issue? It doesn’t take a genius to figure that out. A brief peek into Patrick’s history points to the root of the problem. Keep reading »

Your Daily Squee: Adorable Baby Gorilla Eats Broccoli Adorably

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Munch, Munch, Munch

Meet Nayembi, a baby gorilla at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo. Like other mammals, she needed a steady diet of milk at first, but has now moved on to hard foods, like this nice crunchy piece of broccoli. Zoo babies — they grow up so fast! [YouTube]

The Daily Squeeze: Sarah Palin’s Glasses, Mourning Jenny The Gorilla, And Evil Credit Cards

  • Apparently Sarah Palin’s glasses ($375 Kazuo Kawasaki titanium frames) are in high demand. We think she looks like an ad for Lenscrafters. [MarieClaire.co.uk]
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    Crave: Monkey Love

    Koko, the gorilla who speaks American Sign language, loves kittens, and wants a baby, is also a talented artist. This is her interpretation of love. Buy a print ($100), or send e-cards of her work (free). [Koko.org]
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