No monkey business: 2 Como Zoo gorillas expecting babies   Leave a comment

Two gorillas at the Como Zoo are expecting.

This is a historic moment for the zoo. In its 55-year history of caring for gorillas, these will be the first births at the zoo.

Como Zoo officials announced Monday that 12-year-old Alice (above left) and 11-year-old Dara (above right) are pregnant for the first time. The zoo’s denizen, 28-year-old Schroeder, is the first-time father for both babies.

Alice and Dara were brought to the Como Zoo recently to help preserve the gorilla species. Western lowland gorillas are highly endangered due to loss of habitat, poaching and disease, the zoo says. Schroeder, now a stud, is considered genetically valuable to conservationists.

“We were hoping they would get pregnant,” zookeeper Allison Junghein told FOX 9. “We just didn’t think it would be one after the other.”

pregnancy test gorillaBefore the gorillas got pregnant they stopped taking birth control pills. They were kept in the…

View original post 388 more words

Posted 19 November, 2014 by Wolf is my Soul in News/Nyheter

Tagged with

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Verbal paintings of a Naordic Shaman

Quill & Parchment

I Solemnly Swear I Am Up To No Good

Discobar Bizar

Welkom op de blog van Discobar Bizar. Druk gerust wat op de andere knoppen ook, of lees het aangrijpende verhaal van Hurricane Willem nu je hier bent. Welcome to the blog of Discobar Bizar, feel free to push some of the other buttons, or to read the gripping story of Hurricane Willem whilst you are here!

Wonderland By Russell Strand

Follow Us @wonderlandb3

Aditya's Birding Blog

Because we will conserve what we understand...



Lone Wolf Breathes

Lone Wolf Breathes Words In A Blog

Building The Love Shack

This is the story of building a cottage , the people and the place. Its a reminder of hope and love.

Nomad Advocate

Adventurer. Humanitarian. Advocate.

Your Everyday Coffee Blog

Your thoughts while having coffee

Australian Business Network

Latest updates of local businesses and professional service providers in Australia.

The Bold Mom


%d bloggers like this: