Kabibe

Sixteen-month-old Kabibe was becoming stronger and more 
independent every day. Photo by Marianne Hale

San Francisco Zoo Keepers Claim Gorilla Enclosure Is Unsafe; Say Management Was Aware

The doors in the San Francisco Zoo’s gorilla enclosure had a history of mechanical problems long before of them crushed a 16-month female gorilla named Kabibe earlier this month, according to a newspaper investigation.

11/21/2014

Sixteen-month-old Kabibe was becoming stronger and more 
independent every day. Photo by Marianne Hale

San Francisco Zoo Enclosure Where Gorilla Was Killed May Be Outdated and Unsafe According To Expert

The San Francisco Zoo needs to update its enclosure where a baby gorilla was crushed and killed a week ago, according to a gorilla expert hired by the zoo.

11/14/2014

An endangered western lowland gorilla was born at the San Francisco Zoo on July 17, 2013. The baby girl was born to mother Nneka and father Oscar Jonesy, a 31-year-old. (San Francisco Zoo)

Warning Sign Seen Posted Near San Francisco Zoo’s Gorilla Door That Fatally Crushed Young Ape

A newspaper report says employees operating a hydraulic door at San Francisco Zoo that crushed a baby gorilla were supposed to keep a hand on the stop button at all times.

11/12/2014

Sixteen-month-old Kabibe was becoming stronger and more 
independent every day. Photo by Marianne Hale

San Francisco Zoo Hires Expert To Investigation Baby Gorilla’s Death

The San Francisco Zoo has hired an expert in gorilla enclosures to help investigate the death of its young western lowland gorilla, Kabibe.

11/11/2014

Gorillas are seen in an enclosure at the San Francisco Zoo, November 10, 2014. (San Francisco Zoo)

San Francisco Zoo’s Gorillas Grieve, Comfort Each Other After Young Ape’s Tragic Death

The San Francisco Zoo says its six western lowland gorillas are showing normal signs of grief and loss following the death of the group’s youngest gorilla.

11/11/2014

Sixteen-month-old Kabibe was becoming stronger and more 
independent every day. Photo by Marianne Hale

Hydraulic Door That Killed Young Gorilla At San Francisco Zoo Working Properly

Officials at the San Francisco Zoo said they retested the hydraulic door that crushed a young gorilla to death on Friday and found that its manual instant-stop switch was functioning properly.

11/10/2014

Kabibe enriched the lives of her entire gorilla family, including her older brother Hasani . Photo by Sandi Wong

Hydraulic Door Crushes, Kills 16-Month-Old Gorilla, ‘Kabibe,’ At San Francisco Zoo

Zoo officials are asking the public to be patient as the gorilla family and zoo staff mourn the loss of ‘Kabibe.’ Meanwhile, they are investigating how this accident happened, and will review zoo policies to see if changes are necessary.

11/08/2014

A baby gorilla at the San Francisco Zoo - seen here riding on his grandmother's back - has been named Kabibe. (SF Zoo/Marianne Hale).

San Francisco Zoo Names Baby Gorilla

The public voted on the moniker from a group of three names and Kabibe, which means “little lady” in Swahili, earned a majority of the votes, zoo spokeswoman Abbie Tuller said.

12/20/2013

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