Flickr user: Dallas1200amMaybe you heard: On Saturday, Tufani, a 19-year-old female gorilla at the Dallas Zoo, got out of her holding area at the 2-acre Jake L. Hamon Gorilla Conservation Research Center. It was nothing as dramatic as the Jabari rampage in '04, which prompted PETA to demand the U ... More >>
Photos by Spike JohnsonDallas Zoo executive director Gregg HudsonToday, Tufani sat in the shade of the south gorilla habitat at the Dallas Zoo half-reclined, peacefully peeling an orange, seemingly unaware of the gaggle of media looking on from a zoo-approved observation point. It was a far cry f ... More >>
On May 8, Jenny, a western lowland gorilla at the Dallas Zoo, celebrated her 55th birthday "by munching down a four-layer frozen fruit cake and banana leaf wrapped treats," as the Associated Press noted. Jenny's birthday was significant, as she was the world's oldest gorilla in captivity. And, at th ... More >>
Many mistakes were made the day a 340-pound gorilla got loose at the Dallas Zoo. One keeper almost paid for them with her life. But should the deputy zoo director have paid for them with his career?