The Betty White reputation for animal advocacy rewrites history LOS ANGELES––Betty White, 99, a radio and television actress, producer, talk show and game show personality whose broadcast career began at eight years old in 1930, died on December 31, 2021, just 18 days before what would have been her 100th birthday. Most of the […]
Gorillas in solitary: Ndume wins parole. Now what about King?
The Gorilla Foundation reluctantly returns Ndume to the Cincinnati Zoo. King still sits alone at Monkey Jungle. CINCINNATI, Ohio––Sprung from solitary confinement after 28 years at the Gorilla Foundation in Woodside, California, Ndume the gorilla, age 38, is back among old friends and family at the Cincinnati Zoo, reportedly settling in well. King the […]
Did Koko sign “mauler”? Gorilla Foundation pit bulls ran amok
Former senior staff member & plaintiff in 2005 lawsuit detail similar incidents, involving different pit bulls, years apart WOODSIDE, California––We never expected to find alleged pit bull attacks involved in the long, often sordid saga of the Gorilla Foundation, home of Koko the signing gorilla from her infancy until her death on June 19, […]
Death of Koko, 46, raises question what will become of her rejected mate Ndume?
Koko was among the last great apes used in still controversial 1970s language research WOODSIDE, California––With Koko deceased, what now will become of Ndume, 37, the last and least famous of the three gorillas who once shared the Gorilla Foundation sanctuary and primate language research laboratory in the Santa Cruz Mountains, south of San […]