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May 20, 2015 | By Lauren McCutcheon, Daily News
The long: The latest addition to the Philadelphia Zoo's 3,000-foot overhead trail system - already used by tigers, lions, lemurs and orangutans - gives five resident gorillas space to step out of the Primate Reserve and onto netted platforms overhead. The short: It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a silverback! The deets: Twelve-foot-high platform, enclosed by "extremely strong" (according to Zoo COO Andy Baker), stainless-steel wire mesh, stretches 300 feet from the back of chez gorilla north to Bird Lake.
NEWS
February 16, 1990 | By Frank Dougherty, Daily News Staff Writer
When fictional California movie couples Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice needed to spice up their love lives, they attended a group therapy session advocating the joys of natural, spontaneous behavior. When trendy California primates Alvila and Memba sensed their relationship needed some zip, they flew in from the San Diego Zoo for a 24-month group therapy session with the Philadelphia Zoo's extended family of Western African lowland gorillas. "We're rooting for our Jessica to help them enhance their sex life.
NEWS
June 13, 2000
A possibly-broken-hearted 30-year-old single female is being forced to reproduce in a cage with a chest-thumping 16-year-old alpha male, while the whole world is watching - and we wonder why she's playing hard to get? Note to Demba: You go, gorilla.
NEWS
April 16, 2013 | Associated Press
PITTSBURGH - A gorilla at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium has given birth for the second time in as many years. Zoo officials said Monday they did not know the gender of the baby because they had not gotten close enough to Moka, the mother, to find out. Officials are keeping their distance while the baby bonds with Moka, zoo spokeswoman Tracy Gray said. Moka will likely carry the baby on her chest for three months. The same gorilla gave birth to a male last year, but that baby died after four months.
NEWS
December 1, 1999 | by Gloria Campisi, Daily News Staff Writer
Chaka is in mourning. But Demba is there to comfort him. Chaka's ex, Rosie, a female gorilla at the Cincinnatti Zoo, gave birth Nov. 17 to a bouncing baby girl gorilla, Chaka's ninth offspring. But Sunday night, just hours after nursing from her mother, the baby died. Cincinnati Zoo officials announced the infant's death yesterday and said a necropsy had been done but results will not be available until tissue samples have been analyzed. In Philadelphia, zoo officials hope Demba, an "older gorilla" at 29, will make Chaka, 15, a father for the 10th time someday - and begin a new simian family to replace the primates killed in the disastrous Christmas Eve, 1995, zoo fire.
LIVING
July 31, 1995 | By Terry Kinney, ASSOCIATED PRESS Inquirer staff writer Katrina Miles contributed to this article
It's worked with humans, tigers, elands and bongos. Now officials at the Cincinnati Zoo are awaiting the birth of the world's first test-tube gorilla. The zoo's Center for Reproduction of Endangered Wildlife announced last week that it had successfully implanted an embryo fertilized outside the womb into a lowland gorilla. The baby gorilla is due in December. The announcement came 17 years to the day after the birth of the world's first test-tube human, Louise Brown. "A lot of times, research goes from animals to humans," said project director Betsy Dresser.
NEWS
January 18, 1990 | By Nancy Goldner, Inquirer Dance Critic
It is whiz-kid hour at General High, Suburbs U.S.A. Six teenagers are zapping answers back at their teacher, demonstrating their knowledge of inductive reasoning, Platonic dualism and everything else they need to know to get ahead in life. The teacher asks them about their heritage; they can rattle off that information as well: Rudy, for instance, is 20 percent Irish, 80 percent German. Then it comes time for Buzz to tell his story, and it stops the interrogation dead in its tracks.
NEWS
September 23, 1993 | BY LINDA WRIGHT MOORE
Two items in the news last week suggest that where race matters are concerned, America still has plenty of work to do. If you're already moving on to the next page, stiffling a yawn, or feeling a visceral fury at me for use of the R-word, you are part of the problem. You should read on. You probably won't. The first item in the Wall Street Journal on Sept. 14 was headlined "Losing Ground. " It asserted that in the latest recession - which officially ended in March 1991 - only African-Americans suffered a net loss of jobs.
NEWS
August 11, 2013 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
A gorilla that the Philadelphia Zoo was trying to mate with a newly arrived female died suddenly Friday, zoo officials said. Jabari, a 28-year-old western lowland gorilla, had shown signs of mouth or throat discomfort and apparently lost his appetite Thursday. That led to a full examination under anesthesia Friday, officials said. While anesthetized, Jabari stopped breathing and could not be resuscitated, officials said. "As soon as he fell asleep, we knew there was something dramatically wrong," said Keith Hinshaw, the zoo's senior veterinarian.
NEWS
June 1, 1999 | by Frank Dougherty, Daily News Staff Writer
When Chaka the gorilla left the Philadelphia Zoo five years ago for a new life in Cincinnati, Debra Bambrick-Pytlewski didn't fret. "I knew in my heart Chaka some day would return home to Philadelphia," said Bambrick-Pytlewski, who lives in Harrowgate Park. "I sensed the odds were good. " Well, the odds have always been with Bambrick-Pytlewski, who 15 years ago beat 10,000 other contestants to win a Daily News-Philadelphia Zoo contest to name Chaka. "Call him Chaka!" wrote Bambrick-Pytlewski, then 15. That's how the baby African lowland gorilla, the son of John and Samantha, got his name in July 1984.
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July 11, 2015 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
Fred Siegel says he decided to become a magician when he saw "a girl turn into a gorilla at Million Dollar Pier in Atlantic City when I was 8 years old. " That would do it for anybody. Siegel brings his show Fred's Magic World , a retro mix of prestidigitation, comedy, and - it says here - some "spooky parts" (maybe leave the littlest ones home), to Act II Playhouse. The show also stars mentalists the Rosen Sisters and Shakespearean escapologist Eric Van Wie, who plays everybody else necessary.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 20, 2015 | By Lauren McCutcheon, Daily News
The long: The latest addition to the Philadelphia Zoo's 3,000-foot overhead trail system - already used by tigers, lions, lemurs and orangutans - gives five resident gorillas space to step out of the Primate Reserve and onto netted platforms overhead. The short: It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a silverback! The deets: Twelve-foot-high platform, enclosed by "extremely strong" (according to Zoo COO Andy Baker), stainless-steel wire mesh, stretches 300 feet from the back of chez gorilla north to Bird Lake.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 2015 | Jenelle Janci, Daily News Staff Writer
A CROCODILE made of bubblegum, a giant gorilla composed of car parts and tiny creatures carved from crayons are all trying to tell you something: Recycling is important, and our everyday actions have an effect on our friends in the animal kingdom. "Second Nature," opening Saturday, is the Philadelphia Zoo's latest feature experience. The exhibit's name holds a two-pronged meaning: Trash gets a second life in art pieces, and recycling can become "second nature" to humans. "Second Nature" is free with regular zoo admission.
NEWS
August 11, 2013 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
A gorilla that the Philadelphia Zoo was trying to mate with a newly arrived female died suddenly Friday, zoo officials said. Jabari, a 28-year-old western lowland gorilla, had shown signs of mouth or throat discomfort and apparently lost his appetite Thursday. That led to a full examination under anesthesia Friday, officials said. While anesthetized, Jabari stopped breathing and could not be resuscitated, officials said. "As soon as he fell asleep, we knew there was something dramatically wrong," said Keith Hinshaw, the zoo's senior veterinarian.
SPORTS
April 20, 2013 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Go down to the zoo, trainer Naazim Richardson tells his fighters, and study the silverback gorilla. The zoo's strongest animal will be locked away, Richardson said, while "some little old guy has the keys. " For all the gorilla's strength, the zookeeper has the smarts. "The strongest muscle in your body is that brain," Richardson said. "And the guy that can use that can find a way to manipulate almost any kind of person in the ring. " Richardson hopes his heavyweight fighter, West Philadelphia's Steve "U.S.S.
NEWS
April 16, 2013 | Associated Press
PITTSBURGH - A gorilla at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium has given birth for the second time in as many years. Zoo officials said Monday they did not know the gender of the baby because they had not gotten close enough to Moka, the mother, to find out. Officials are keeping their distance while the baby bonds with Moka, zoo spokeswoman Tracy Gray said. Moka will likely carry the baby on her chest for three months. The same gorilla gave birth to a male last year, but that baby died after four months.
SPORTS
January 27, 2012
STATE COLLEGE - One by one, they came to the podium to praise the late Joe Paterno. There was Paterno's son, Jay, and an assortment of former players, one from each decade of JoePa's remarkable 46-year run as head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions. There also was the dean of the College of Liberal Arts, a female Paterno Fellows recipient and a one-time "mayor" of Paternoville, the temporary tent city that would spring up on campus whenever single-game student tickets for the most appealing contests went on sale.
NEWS
August 8, 2011 | By George Anastasia, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Steven "Gorilla" Mondevergine is heading back to prison after pleading guilty Monday to aggravated assault and weapons offenses in the shooting and stabbing of Timothy "Casual" Flood, a rival leader of the Pagans Motorcycle Club, more than three years ago. Flood, who began cooperating with authorities in 2009, may also be providing information about other acts of violence in the biker underworld, including the January 2005 slaying of a leader...
LIVING
February 4, 2009 | By Christopher Wink FOR THE INQUIRER
Thomas Schuler is a man. Since October, he also has been without a job, a combination of characteristics that some say comes with distinct disadvantages. That's because unemployment affects men differently than women - research shows joblessness often is emotionally harder for men to bear. And with the economy hemorrhaging high numbers of jobs, disproportionately in male-dominated industries, those disparate emotions - shame, anger, fear, vulnerability - are on display more than ever.
NEWS
December 14, 2005 | By Carrie Rickey INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
All of the sudden Titanic looks puny. Peter Jackson has remade King Kong, the one about the 5-foot blonde and the 50-foot gorilla who fall for each other, literally and figuratively, and it's a doozy. Everything about the film is colossal: its ambitions, its hero and its scope. And, at three hours, it's an hour longer than necessary. Jackson and his Lord of the Rings collaborators Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens set themselves two goals: to pay tribute to Merian C. Cooper's 1933 original and to outdo it. The $200 million result is an irresistibly entertaining, if grandiose, saga of doomed love and directorial hubris.
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