Go Back In Time With 1950s Footage of the First Gorilla Born at a Zoo

The Columbus Zoo opens its new Heart of Africa exhibit this week, and to mark the occasion, central Ohio's Channel 10 reached back into its archives to find this footage of the zoo from 1956 and 1957. It includes some absolutely adorable clips of Colo, the first gorilla to ever be born in a zoo. » 5/17/14 4:00pm 5/17/14 4:00pm

Today's Dose of "Awww": Gorilla Gives Birth in Rare C-Section

Earlier this week, an 18-year-old gorilla named Imami gave birth to a baby girl at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. She was closely monitored throughout the labor process by the zoo's veterinary staff, and when she showed no signs of progress, she was transported to the Safari Park hospital for an emergency c-section.… » 3/15/14 6:45pm 3/15/14 6:45pm

Read a bittersweet comic about a man shipwrecked with a talking gorilla

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? » 7/29/12 7:30am 7/29/12 7:30am

Some of your genes are more similar to gorillas than to chimps

Our closest evolutionary relatives are chimpanzees, and both of our species are much more related to each other than to gorillas, the next closest relative. But a new genome analysis reveals we share some unexpected traits with our massive gorilla cousins. » 3/07/12 11:42am 3/07/12 11:42am

Ape hand gestures reveal where humans evolved language

Until recently, scientists figured that the origins of human language could be found in our vocal cords. That seems reasonable enough, but the latest evidence suggests our hands are actually the source of language...and a bunch of hand-waving primates agree. » 11/13/11 9:45am 11/13/11 9:45am

Gorilla is given a video camera, awesomeness ensues

A gorilla at the UK's Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust was recently given a video camera, and you can see the results in the video up top. Honestly, the gorilla's cinematography is way more coherent than most action movies. » 7/12/11 1:57pm 7/12/11 1:57pm

Rise of the Planet of the Apes might be the most realistic ape…

We've seen tons of new footage from Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and we're even more excited for the upcoming primate rebellion. We also learned from the creative team just how far they went to create realistic apes. » 7/11/11 4:31pm 7/11/11 4:31pm

Urinating chimp uses awesomely disgusting strategy to get a snack

Some chimps and gorillas were given a long vertical tube with a peanut at the bottom. To reach the treat, the primates realized they had to add water to the tube...and one chimp came up with a uniquely gross solution. » 6/09/11 2:30pm 6/09/11 2:30pm

Koalas have exactly the same fingerprints as humans

Humans, along with our closest relatives chimps and gorillas, are pretty much the only animals that have fingerprints. The only other is the koala, an adorable marsupial that is separated from us by 70 million years worth of evolution. » 5/04/11 10:40am 5/04/11 10:40am

How a human virus is killing endangered gorillas

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. » 3/28/11 5:00pm 3/28/11 5:00pm