Poacher Who Killed a Rare Gorilla Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison

In Uganda, a man was just sentenced to prison for 11 years after he confessed to killing a rare silverback gorilla last month in a landmark decision for wildlife. Read More >>

Koko the Gorilla, Famous for Learning Sign Language, Has Died

Koko, arguably the world’s most famous gorilla, has died at the age of 46. Known for her ability to communicate through sign language, Koko forever changed our conceptions of primate intelligence and emotional capacities. Read More >>

Oh My God, Check Out This Amazing Baby Gorilla

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo celebrated the birth of a male baby western lowland gorilla this weekend—the first time in nine years that staff at the zoo have managed to get the critically endangered species to breed in captivity, the institution wrote in a blog post. Read More >>

RIP Chantek, the Signing Orangutan Who Was Just Like Us

There is no permanent good in this world. One minute, everything seems fine. The next minute, the forces of darkness steal away Chantek, the beloved, 39-year-old signing orangutan. Read More >>

A Gorilla Was on the Loose at the London Zoo

Multiple outlets are reporting that a gorilla escaped from its enclosure at the London Zoo, and visitors were apparently locked in while the zoo attempts to thwart the gorilla’s surprise adventure. Read More >>

Congo’s Civil War Has Practically Wiped Out the World’s Largest Gorilla

The largest great apes on Earth have suffered a “catastrophic” population collapse over the past twenty years, according to a report published by the Wildlife Conservation Society. Grauer’s gorilla, a subspecies found only in the lawless eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, is a victim of the same brutal civil war that claimed up to six million human lives from 1996 to 2003. Read More >>

How To Take Extreme Close-Ups of a Gorilla Using Only Your Phone’s Camera

Have you ever taken pictures at the zoo? It's an exercise in futility. Your puny camera strains to see far-away beasts with their backs turned. Lame. But what if you could get them to come right up to you? Read More >>