Primate researcher Robin Morrison discusses a long running study of Congolese Gorillas which suggest they form long term relationships between groups, rather like human society. (Picture: Young gorillas take a break from feeding to socialise at the Mbeli Bai forest clearing in the Nouabale-Ndoki. Credit: Wildlife Conservation Society)
A photo posted by a Congolese ranger showing him with two posing gorillas in the Virunga National Park, has gone viral online. What's special about this photo is that the gorillas in the background are not just in the frame but seem to actually be posing for the camera. There's a lovely but sad little story behind the picture. BBC Newsday's Lawrence Pollard spoke to Innocent Mburanumwe, the Deputy Director of the Virunga National Park. (Photo: Virunga National Park rangers with gorillas Credit: Ranger Mathieu Shamavu (c))
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The gorilla who was the mascot for Jersey's 2015 Island Games is leaving Jersey Zoo.
The adolescent western lowland gorilla called Indigo - who will turn seven later this year - will be taken to his new home in Belgium to join a group of other young male gorillas.
Indigo was born at Jersey Zoo on 27 September 2012 and zookeepers say he's been "an adored member of our gorilla family, whose playful, and often mischievous, personality has been enjoyed by both staff and visitors alike".
He leaves on 23 March.
This stage of Indigo’s life is an important time for him to move on. When western lowland gorillas reach six to nine years old, they are at their most adaptable age to deal with this kind of change. In the wild, gorilla groups are quite dynamic — they are family units, but individuals often leave, particularly the young males, and other gorillas come and join the group.
A giant 900kg gorilla puppet is about to hit the stage in King Kong the musical in New York, USA.
Scientists in the United States say they've found out that male mountain gorillas sire more infants than their rivals when they look after the young of their group. American anthropologist Dr Stacy Rosenbaum has told BBC Newsday what they've discovered. (Picture: Male gorilla at the Toronto Zoo. Credit: Rick Madonik/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
A memorial statue dedicated to a gorilla named John Daniel will be built in the village where he lived.
The baby gorilla was brought to live in Uley near Stroud 100 years ago.
He played with village children and visited the pub, but when he outgrew his owner's home he was sent to America where he pined for his owner and died.
Stroud Council has granted planning permission for a large stone statue to be sited on Uley village green.
A local said Gary the gorilla was staring into her bedroom, so his owner had to act.