Shortly after the death of Harambe the gorilla, his sperm was extracted from his corpse in order to preserve genetic diversity and prevent his bloodline from dying out people.com/pets/harambe-l…
Taron Egerton sang β€œI’m Still Standing” by Elton John as the Gorilla in the movie β€œSing” prior to starring in the movie β€œRocket Man” as Elton John where he sings the same song. youtu.be/pHZneOidj9A
There's a Gorilla in Japan who is famous for being so handsome that women go ape over him. Shibani the Gorilla is so ikemen (a really good looking guy) that he was made the official spokesman for the Higashiyama Zoo. boredpanda.com/handsome-g…
Thousands of years ago, Madagascar was home to lemurs the size of gorillas pbs.org/edens/madagascar/…
Gorillas are nearly in a constant state of flatulence (farting/gas) due to a large amount of bacteria that live in their guts. This bacteria helps break down the vegetative plant matter that comprises most of their diet. youtu.be/aHOwbc8Feu4
Cooking food allowed the human brain to develop and become the most advanced among all species. It allowed the food to releases more nutrients and hence allowed to meet the brain metabolic demand and even thrive. Gorillas spent 80% of their time eating although they have 1/3 of our neurons. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
A woman visited the Gorilla enclosure at the Rotterdam zoo on a near daily basis and smiled at the male, Bokito while staring at him. She was warned not to but kept doing it, claiming Bokito smiled back and that they shared a bond, until one day Bokito escaped and charged her, almost killing her en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bok…
Today I learned of Shabani, a gorilla at a Japanese zoo considered so handsome that he became an internet sensation in 2015 when women began flocking to the zoo to gaze at him. They vied to get his attention and took photographs which they shared on social media. soranews24.com/2015/06/25…
In the movie Rampage, when Dwayne Johnson signs his character's name (Davis Okoye) to George the Gorilla, it's actually American Sign Language for 'Rock'. youtube.com/watch?v=A17FE…
In 2016 a London Zoo gorilla drank five litres of blackcurrant juice after escaping enclosure: β€˜Kumbuka’, a male silverback, sparked an armed police response after his break out bid on 13 October theguardian.com/world/201…
Chimpanzees and Bonobos are our closest relatives. Chimpanzees are closer to Humans than Gorillas en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
During the hunt for Radovan Karadzic, a member of the US Seals dressed in a gorilla uniform, in the hope that Karadzic's bodyguard would be so dumbfounded at seeing one in Yugoslavia, they'd slow down enabling an attack by US forces. theguardian.com/world/201…
Naturalist Thomas Savage went to Africa and acquired the skull and bones from an unknown ape species, which he described in 1847. The ape is known today as western gorilla en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
In 1993, an FBI agent in a gorilla suit helped catch Mexican zoo officials who were attempting to smuggle primates from America to Mexico illegally. The five people that were caught were charged with trafficking primates in violation of federal laws protecting endangered species. latimes.com/archives/la-x…
The closest relative of the common head louse is the gorilla louse, which only infects gorillas. It is speculated that modern human lice are descended from gorilla lice that parasitized early humans that slept in gorilla nests or butchered gorilla corpses. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pth…
In 2016, Shabani, a male Gorilla at a Japanese zoo received worldwide attention when women started flocking to see him as they thought him to be extremely handsome and manly. The crowds of women yelling his name made him so uncomfortable, zoo staff had to put up signs telling them to stop en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
Gorillas and other primates build nests. They construct nests for day and night use. Day nests tend to be simple aggregations of branches and leaves on the ground, while night nests are more elaborate constructions usually on the ground but sometimes on trees too. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nes…
Cross River gorillas are the rarest of all great apes and were unknown to scientists until the early 20th century. They were forgotten, then β€œrediscovered” after scientists had believed the gorillas had become extinct neprimateconservancy.org/…
Gorillas sing happy songs while they eat. They don't sing the same song every time and they even sing louder while eating their favourite food. oneearth.org/wild-gorilla…
Due to the genetic similarity between humans and gorillas, gorillas are susceptible to many of the same infectious diseases that affect people, especially respiratory illnesses. gorilladoctors.org/saving…
Hanno of Carthage, the first explorer who wrote about Gorillas describes them as hairy, savage humans. His crew managed to capture 3 females alive but killed them and took their pelts, after they were deemed too dangerous to handle en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han…
Late 80s, during visiting a zoo, Mike Tyson offered the zookeeper $10,000 to open a gorilla cage so he can go in there and punch the Gorilla who he noticed was bullying all of the other primates. muaythaiauthority.com/mik…
Today I learned about gorillas in the wild with the ability and knowledge of how to dismantle poacher traps. expand-your-consciousness…
Many mammals, including primates like gorillas and chimpanzees, don't rely on cavernous tissue to erect the penis, but actually have a penis bone. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bac…
Today I learned of Patrick, a young silverback who's especially attached to humans but unable to socialize with other Gorillas. He was forced out of Dallas zoo after failing to mate with the females and moved to S.C where he lives alone in a special enclosure zoohoo.dallaszoo.com/2014…
- that an average gorilla can lift and bench press 1800 pounds (815 kgs) gorillafacts.org/how-stro…
Nintendo created a video game based on the Popeye comic strip, but could not acquire licensing rights for the characters. Rather than scrap the work that was done, it released with a new cast - a plumber, his girlfriend, and a gorilla - and was renamed "Donkey Kong" after the game's antagonist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
When a poacher’s snare killed one of their own, two young gorillas teamed up to find and dismantle traps in their Rwandan forest home. They saw what they had to do, they did it then moved to dismantle next trap. news.nationalgeographic.c…
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly took a gorilla suit with him to the International Space Station and used it to play a prank on British astronaut Tim Peake. huffingtonpost.co.uk/2016…
The word "gorilla" comes from an expedition in which explorers encountered "savage people, the greater part of whom were women, whose bodies were hairy, and whom our interpreters called Gorillae". This later was used as the species name and it is unknown what the explorers actually saw. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gor…
Scurvy used to be the scourge of the navy, killing sailors on long voyages. Now it's a blight to evolutionary biologists. They just don't know why it exists in humans. It's only in the primates - gorillas, chimps, humans, and a few monkeys - that the body stops producing this necessary vitamin. io9.gizmodo.com/this-is-w…
Gorilla penises are quite small in comparison to other primates; despite their size, the penis of a silverback is approximately 3-6 cm in length. berggorilla.org/en/gorill…
Today I learned about the penis bone found in gorillas and chimpanzees but not humans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bac…
Humans are the only animals with chins. Even chimpanzees and gorillas, our closest genetic cousins, lack chins. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
In 2007 a gorilla escaped from his exhibit, grabbed and mauled a nearby woman, and then attacked a restaurant. It was later revealed it was caused by the woman making eye contact and smiling at him several times a week, which zookeepers told her not to do. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bok…
When Koko the gorilla met William Shatner, she grabbed him by the balls. youtube.com/watch?v=pWCN8…
The scientific name for the western lowland gorilla is Gorilla gorilla gorilla. It is a subspecies of the western gorilla (Gorilla gorilla). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wes…
Mike Tyson offered a zoo attendant $10,000 to let him fight a gorilla complex.com/sports/2014/0…
Koko the signing gorilla liked human nipples so much that three staff members sued the organization that housed her for being forced to reveal their nipples to Koko. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kok…
A recent survey of the total Mountain Gorilla population estimated there are at least 1,004 individuals, reflecting a substantial increase since 2008. Due to this upward trend in population, their status has been changed from Critically Endangered to Endangered. iucnredlist.org/species/3…
Gorillas sing and hum little songs when they're feeding scientificamerican.com/ar…
The Silverback in Silverback Gorilla doesn't refer to the name of the species. It actually refers to an alpha/adult gorilla who leads the troop, with the betas being called Blackbacks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gor…
Mr. Rogers had a deep friendship with Koko, a gorilla who knew over 1000 words in sign language. He even had her on his series titled "You and I Together", dedicated to helping children get over their fears of meeting new people or being in different situations. koko.org/node/1894
A silverback Gorilla thumping its chest sounds like a bunch of suction cups popping, rather than sounding like flesh hitting flesh. youtu.be/rBxWPE5BXCc?t=93
In 2005, Burundi announced a ban on natural Christmas trees, claiming that around 80,000 conifers per year were lost to the Christmas trade. Only 5.4 percent of Burundi's land mass is officially protected while gorillas and elephants are already completely extinct in the region en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Before choosing his "schoolboy" look, AC/DC guitarist Angus Young tried using Spider-Man, Zorro, gorilla and Super-Ang (Superman parody) as his stage costumes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ang…
Gorillas share 98.3% of their genetic code with humans, making them our closest cousins after chimpanzees and bonobos. worldwildlife.org/species…
Best Buy removed the fighting video game "Primal Rage" from its shelves after an Arizona woman complained that her 11-year-old son had faithfully portrayed one of the game's gorilla-like character's "golden shower/urination" fatality move. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pri…
Today I learned of the mythological Bili ape that turned out to be real. Giant grey ghosts of the forest, with footprints as big as a gorillas. They are a subspecies of chimp but behave like gorillas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
A Gorilla at the London Zoo named Kumbuka, escaped from his enclosure in 2016, he drank five litres (8.8 imperial pints) of undiluted blackcurrant squash that was in the keepers' area. bbc.com/news/magazine-377…
A mall in Tacoma Washington housed a live 500-pound gorilla for 26 years before the mall filed for bankruptcy nytimes.com/1993/10/17/us…
Godzilla is pronounced 'Gojira' in Japan. It is a blend of the words 'Gorira' (Gorilla) and 'Kujira' (Whale) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God…
Today I learned of the mirror mark test, in which case; toddlers, elephants, chimpanzees, gorillas, dolphins, and a few other animals, recognize that they themselves are a being, conscious, and alive. npr.org/sections/krulwich…
Today I learned about Ivan; a silverback gorilla who was kept for over 27 yrs in a small, cement cage for public display in a mall in Tacoma, Wa. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iva…
On August 31, 1986, five-year-old Levan Merritt fell into the gorilla enclosure and lost consciousness. Jambo stood guard over the boy when he was unconscious, placing himself between the boy and other gorillas in what ethologists analyze as a protective gesture. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
The Stratosphere, in Las Vegas, originally planned a King Kong attraction with a huge gorilla designed to mechanically climb the side of the Stratosphere Tower with passengers in the beast's belly. lasvegassun.com/news/1996…
A wild western gorilla in the remote Congolese forest was observed using a stick to test water depth before crossing a pool of water and then used the same stick as a walking stick whilst crossing the pool. Another gorilla was observed using a tree trunk as a bridge to cross a deep swamp. news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/t…
A 2013 study from psychological scientists at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston showed that 83 percent of radiologists (20 out of 24) failed to spot a dancing gorilla on a CT scan, even though they went past it four times on average. cbsnews.com/news/can-you-…
Mike Tyson offered a zoo attendant $10,000 to open the cage of a bullying gorilla so he could "smash that silverback's snotbox." His offer was declined. shavemagazine.com/sports/…
The test pilot for the first american jet plane wore a Gorilla mask, a Durby hat, and a Cigar just to mess with other pilots he buzzed. The Pilots were then convinced they were crazy for having seen a Airplane without a propeller with a monkey at the controls. youtu.be/htcaPzZzWjs?t=12…
Andre the Giant's wrists were as big as a lowland gorilla, measuring one foot in circumference articles.latimes.com/1993…
In 2016 a Silverback Gorilla named Kumbuka escaped from his enclosure in London Zoo and drank 5 litres of undiluted squash in the zookeepers' enclosure before being tranquilised bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-3…
A gorilla named Ivan was displayed in a barren concrete cell at a shopping center in Tacoma, Washington for 27 years, eventually leaving in 1996. zooatlanta.org/animal-leg…
The Nation of Islam believe that white people were invented as an evil race by a scientist named Yakub, 6,600 years ago. The experiment also produced 'red, yellow and brown' people. Some of the white people Yakub created ultimately became gorillas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yak…
Dian Fossey, American Primatologist murdered in Rwanda, left all her money (including movie profits from "Gorillas in the Mist") to the Digit Fund to finance anti-poaching patrols, but her mother challenged the will and was successful. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dia…
Two caretakers for the gorilla Koko, filed a lawsuit in which they claimed they were pressured into exposing their breasts as a way of bonding with the primate theguardian.com/world/200…
Many mammals have a bone in their penis called Baculum, that aid in sexual reproduction by maintaining sufficient stiffness during mating. Its, however, absent in humans but present in other primates like gorillas and chimpanzees. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bac…
In 1996, a three year old boy fell into the gorilla exhibit at the Brookfield Zoo. The child was rescued by a mother gorilla who cradled him until the zookeepers arrived. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bin…
Over a dozen employees charged with caring for "Koko" the gorilla have reported that she is not adequately cared for and suffers significant neglect news.nationalpost.com/new…
The Phoenix Suns got their mascot by accident when a messenger from a singing telegram service came to a home game dressed as a gorilla. Before he left, security suggested he do a few dances underneath the basket. Fans loved it and he kept coming to games until it was made official. nba.com/suns/history/hist…
Psychologist Marina Davila-Ross analyzed digital recordings of tickle-induced panting from chimps, bonobos, gorillas, and orangutans, as well as human laughter, and found the vocal similarities between the species matched their evolutionary relationships. slate.com/articles/arts/c…
Cross River National Park is the largest area of undisturbed rainforest in Nigeria, and as many as 200 species have been recorded from a single 0.05ha plot. The Cross River gorilla, which had been declared extinct in Nigeria 40 years earlier, was rediscovered there in 1987 bradtguides.com/destinati…
Due to being unfit for breeding purposes, a Lincoln Park Zoo gorilla named Bahati is on the human birth control pill, even purchased from Walgreens. cbsnews.com/news/matchmak…
Recycling old cell phones helps protect chimpanzees and gorillas from habitat loss and possible extinction, due to mining for a mineral found inside the phones called coltan. news.janegoodall.org/2016…
A "handsome" gorilla named Shabani is famous in Japan for his good looks telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
Human birth control pills work on gorillas. sciencelife.uchospitals.e…
While developing the 1994 hit game "Donkey Kong Country," programmers found that real-life gorillas moved too slow for a fast-paced game. Instead, Donkey Kong's movements were based off a horse's gallop. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
Madagascar was once home to lemurs the size of modern-day gorillas. natureecoevocommunity.nat…
There is a species of Gorilla which scientific name is "Gorilla gorilla" with a subspecies named "Gorilla gorilla gorilla" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wes…
Koko the gorilla upon meeting Mr. Rodgers, her favorite celebrity, took off his shoes as he did at the beginning of his show. koko.org/kidsclub/teacher…
Koko, the signing gorilla, asked for a pet cat and named the tail-less kitteh All Ball, signed "obnoxious cat" when it bit her, and grieved when it died articles.latimes.com/1985…
The Western Lowlands Gorillas scientific name is "Gorilla gorilla gorilla" seaworld.org/en/animal-in…
An ancient Carthaginian explorer discovered the Gorillas and thought they were "savage people". shsu.edu/~his_ncp/Hanno.h…
There was a Gorilla-sized Lemur in Madagascar as recently as 350 B.C. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc…
By looking at the faces of Chimpanzees, Gorillas, or Mandrills, humans are able to spot which individuals are related to one another (based on facial similarities). However, we are unable to do this with Baboons. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Koko the Gorilla named a kitten All Ball. All Ball died in an accident and Koko signed she was sad and cried alone when no one was around, but there is an audio recording. youtube.com/watch?v=CQCOH…
Chalicothere is an extinct group of mammals which looked like a cross between a gorilla and a horse and knuckle-walked en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Gorillas have been observed dismantling snares after a member of their troop was killed by one news.nationalgeographic.c…
The word "Bokitaproof" was voted Dutch word of the year in 2007. It means "durable enough to resist the actions of a non-specific extreme situation" and was coined after a gorilla named Bokita escaped its enclosure and attacked a woman at the Rotterdam zoo. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bok…
Gorillas have been known to pick up and gently pet frogs. koko.org/kidsclub/learn/b…
Koko the Gorilla's "sibling", Michael, once recounted how his mother was shot dead and had her throat slit by poachers. youtube.com/watch?v=8oh1u…
Mountain gorillas are in a semi-permanent state of flatulence due to the large amounts of gas produced from bacteria aiding their digestion youtu.be/aHOwbc8Feu4?t=90…
Michael, a gorilla that knew sign language, described his mother being shot as he watched. youtube.com/watch?v=DXKsP…
When Koko, the gorilla famous for knowing sign language, was asked where gorillas go after death, she responded by signing "Comfortable hole, bye." books.google.com/books?id…
Koko the Gorilla enjoys seeing female nipples, and often "asks" female caregivers to bare their breasts, which has led to multiple sexual harassment lawsuits. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/K…
Democratic Candidates John C. Breckinridge (1860) and George B. McClellan (1864) used the terms "Idiot" "Yahoo" and "The Original Gorilla" to describe their opponent, Republican Presidential Candidate Abraham Lincoln. theatlantic.com/amp/artic…
Steve Jobs made the production of Gorilla Glass possible. Corning developed the process back in 1960s, but never found a market for it so had quit making it. Jobs' request made Corning's facility that developed LCD displays, convert overnight to produce Gorilla Glass full-time. clarusglassboards.com/don…
In 1996, a female gorilla named Binti Jua saved the life of a 3 year old boy who fell into her encampment by carefully carrying him to the door and growling at any approaching gorilla en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bin…
Up until just 2,000 years ago there were Lemurs the size of a male Gorilla on Madagascar en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lem…

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