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Wild Gorillas in Zoos

Discussion in 'United States' started by Atrox1214, 4 Jul 2016.

  1. Atrox1214

    Atrox1214 New Member

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    Does anyone know if there are still any gorillas in the U.S. zoo population that were born in the wild? I'm assuming that any that were intentionally collected have died of old age, but I wasn't sure if there were any that might have been rescued from the black market/illegal pet trade.
     
  2. Hyak_II

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    The gorillas listed below are the sole surviving animals that were originally collected from the wild. As it stands, all others have been captive bred at zoo's, there are none that are recent additions via confiscations or whatnot.

    Toronto:
    • Charles
    • Josephine

    Woodland Park
    • Pete
    • Amanda

    Zoo Atlanta
    • Ozzie
    • Choomba
    • Shamba

    Miami Metro Zoo
    • Josephine

    Gladys Porter
    • Lamydoc

    Brookfield
    • Ramar

    Little Rock
    • Trudy

    Louisville
    • Helen

    Milwaukee
    • Femelle

    Monkey Jungle
    • King

    Pittsburgh
    • Zakula

    San Diego Wild Animal Park
    • Winston
    • Vila
     
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  3. Tim May

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  4. Atrox1214

    Atrox1214 New Member

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    Thanks for the info guys, I'm surprised! I didn't think there would be that many wild collected gorillas still alive.
     
  5. elefante

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    I'm pretty sure the Hogle Zoo has a male that was captured in the wild in the mid 70s.
     
  6. Tim May

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    According to the link I supplied in an earlier post, Hogle Zoo had a male "Tino", wild born in 1973, although this individual died on 27th May 2015.
     
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