The backlash has been vicious since zookeepers killed a gorilla named Harambe in order to protect a boy who fell into its enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo. Now, police are investigating the parents in a misguided effort to administer blame, but one thing is more clear than ever: Zoos are awful places for animals to…
Just six or seven days old, a baby Western lowland gorilla has a snooze in the arms of its proud mother, Frala, at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo. So far, mom and newborn have been hanging so tight that keepers haven’t been able to determine whether their newest charge is a male or a female.
Wildlife photography is not without its perils. Case in point, this recent incident in which a 550-pound mountain gorilla "drunk" on bamboo shoots rushed a photographer with fists clenched.
The Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire, U.K., has just announced the birth of an endangered Western Lowland gorilla. Born to parents Ozala and Oumbi on January 3, the yet-to-be-named baby's gender is still not known, because the mother is guarding it carefully.
Who's that hairy, firearm-wielding figure above? Why, that's none other than Six-Gun Gorilla, a now-public domain hero who was almost (and cruelly) lost to the vicissitudes of time and taste.
Being stranded on a deserted island has a way of changing one's priorities. In Simon Roy's very short comic Shipwrecked with Dan the Gorilla, Brian has been living on just such an island with only a talking gorilla for company. But when Brian has the opportunity to escape, will it affect his friendship with Dan?
Parents often change their speech when talking to babies, simplifying their sentences and altering the words and noises they make to sound - and this is a technical term here - "more adorable." Turns out we're not the only ones.
Our planet is home to just four subspecies of gorilla. Every one of them is endangered, but rarest of all is the Cross River gorilla (Gorilla gorilla diehli). Fewer than 250 of these primates are thought to survive in the wild, they typically flee when encountered by humans, and are notoriously camera shy. All this…
Whether you're laughing involuntarily at a joke, or smiling politely at a stranger's unfunny anecdote, your facial expressions play an important role in communicating with those around you.
During a stay in Uganda's Bwindi National Park, John (the fellow who made this video) found himself groomed by a curious gang of juvenile mountain gorillas. Sounds like a hoot, but this all occurred under the watchful gaze of a silverback.
It's generally assumed that for most terrestrial mammals, the main nutritional goal is to get protein. However, a group of researchers who spent years watching gorillas in the Congo have found evidence that this isn't quite the case. What they discovered is that the gorillas do have a thing for protein-rich leaves,…
There's fewer than 800 Mountain Gorillas left in the entire world, and their survival depends in part on people willing to pay money to go see them. But all this human interaction is bringing gorillas into contact with dangerous diseases.
AT 43 is a new miniatures game out from Rackham with bots who battle it out on your tabletop for interstellar dominance. The shot above features a relentless advance of U.N.A. (United Nations of Ava) soldiers, who look a lot more formidable in concept artwork than they will sitting an inch high on your cubicle wall at…