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.
Kabiba, the young gorilla crushed by a hydraulic door, did not have to die, according to five San Francisco zookeepers.
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.
James Wolk will star in “Zoo,” a new drama series based on the bestselling novel of the same name by James Patterson, to be broadcast in summer 2015.
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.
The San Francisco Zoo has hired an expert in gorilla enclosures to help investigate the death of its young western lowland gorilla, Kabibe.
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.
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.
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.
The oldest bison in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park died on Monday. Last Cow, a 22-year-old female, passed away after zoo animal staff had been monitoring her declining health for several months.