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

Watch this rare footage of the most endangered gorillas on Earth

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 is … » 5/09/12 12:25pm 5/09/12 12:25pm

Gorillas eat the perfect amounts of fruit and protein

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, and … » 6/03/11 4:30pm 6/03/11 4:30pm