Friday, March 1 2013 11:50 AM EST2013-03-01 16:50:31 GMT
Our new baby gorilla has a name.The 4-week-old little one is now named Gladys Stones.According to a post on the zoo's Facebook page, the zoo's primate keepers thought this was the perfect way to honorMore >>
The Cincinnati zoo's new baby gorilla has a name. Find out what it is and the story behind it inside this story.More >>
Wednesday, February 27 2013 11:12 AM EST2013-02-27 16:12:12 GMT
The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is turning humans into temporary gorilla moms. Over the next several months, the Zoo will use human surrogates to mimic gorilla behavior with the ultimate goal toMore >>
Over the next several months, the Zoo will use human surrogates to mimic gorilla behavior with the ultimate goal to get a 4-week-old gorilla baby in the hands of a gorilla surrogate.More >>
Wednesday, February 20 2013 2:16 PM EST2013-02-20 19:16:53 GMT
The newest addition to the Gladys Porter Zoo's Western lowland gorilla troop will soon join her new family at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.The infant female was born on Tuesday, Jan. 29 toMore >>
The newest addition to the Gladys Porter Zoo's Western lowland gorilla troop will soon join her new family at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.More >>
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
The Cincinnati Zoo has partnered
with the local company, Donna Salyer's
Fabulous Furs, to outfit its human gorilla surrogate team with realistic faux
fur vests and coats.
Surrogates will be
wearing these vests while holding and attending to the Zoo's new baby gorilla, Gladys.
Gladys' arrival, Zoo volunteers stepped up to create vests for surrogates to
Once Fabulous Furs heard about the
Zoo's unique wardrobe needs they too offered to help.
Fabulous Furs allowed the surrogates choose
the faux "fur" material and give detailed specifications that would allow them
to create functional, furry, gorilla-like outerware.
when the surrogates are caring for Gladys, she will be holding on to the most
realistic faux fur available.
incredibly important to Gladys' gorilla-fication. The day a baby gorilla is
born they can pretty much hold on to mom without any support. So we need to give Gladys the same opportunity
as we're doing her surrogacy ourselves until she goes in with a gorilla," said
Ron Evans Primate Team Leader at the Cincinnati Zoo. "It's very important that
Gladys has some good hand holds and when she's on these vests she sticks to
them like velcro. She's very comfortable on them and feels much more secure in
her ability to hang on like a gorilla should. We are extremely grateful to
Donna Salyers and her entire team."