San Francisco Zoo Mourns Passing Of Zura, Beloved 39-Year-Old GorillaOfficials at the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens announced the passing Friday of Zura, a 39-year-old female Western lowland gorilla who was a longtime favorite for generations of Bay Area families.
Koko The 'Talking' Gorilla Adopts 2 Tiny KittensThe bigger they are, the harder they fall... in love, that is. That was certainly the case when Koko the 270 pound gorilla, who can sign and communicate with humans, first laid eyes on a litter of tiny kittens.
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.
SF Zookeepers Claim Managers Ignored Safety Concerns About Gorilla EnclosureKabiba, the young gorilla crushed by a hydraulic door, did not have to die, according to five San Francisco zookeepers.
Warning Sign Seen Posted Near San Francisco Zoo's Gorilla Door That Fatally Crushed Young ApeA 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.
San Francisco Zoo Hires Expert To Investigation Baby Gorilla's DeathThe San Francisco Zoo has hired an expert in gorilla enclosures to help investigate the death of its young western lowland gorilla, Kabibe.
San Francisco Zoo's Gorillas Grieve, Comfort Each Other After Young Ape's Tragic DeathThe 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.
Hydraulic Door That Killed Young Gorilla At San Francisco Zoo Working ProperlyOfficials 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.
Hydraulic Door Crushes, Kills 16-Month-Old Gorilla, 'Kabibe,' At San Francisco ZooZoo 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.
San Francisco Zoo Names Baby GorillaThe 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.
Naming Contest Underway For Baby Gorilla At San Francisco ZooU.S. Rep. Jackie Speier helped kick off a naming contest Friday for a baby gorilla during a visit to the San Francisco Zoo.
San Francisco Zoo Welcomes Baby GorillaA bouncing baby gorilla is the newest resident of the San Francisco Zoo. The endangered western lowland gorilla was born at the zoo Wednesday.
Bay Area Dentists Heal San Francisco Zoo Gorilla's ToothTwo Bay Area dentists came to the rescue of a gorilla with a toothache on Monday, San Francisco Zoo officials said.