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November 14, 2009

Weird News: Eager to have a guy around

CNN, reporting from the London Zoo in August, described the excitement surrounding news that the zoo would soon acquire a 12-year-old male gorilla from a preserve in France. Zoo officials were pleased, but its three older female gorillas were almost ecstatic. Shown posters of “Yeboah,” the male, female “Zaire” “shrieked in delight”; “Effie” wedged the poster into a tree and stared at it; and “Mjukuu” held the photo close to her chest, “then ate it.”



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