Gorilla Farewell Party

Gorilla Farewell Party

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Gorillas Tabibu and Azizi dig into the ice cake.

Gorillas Tabibu and Azizi dig into the ice cake.

Celebrating Change

Dozens of guests and 434 pounds of “cake” made for a silverback-sized farewell party as guests said goodbye to gorillas JoJo, Tabibu and Makari at Regenstein Center for African Apes.

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JoJo does a dental display for a Brookfield Zoo keeper.

Getting Ready to Say Goodbye
Play dates and favorite treats--President and CEO Kevin Bell shares how keepers are preparing for upcoming gorilla changes

 

Silverback JoJo will be moving to Brookfield Zoo

Gorilla Goodbyes…and Hellos
Leave a message for JoJo, Tabibu and Makari as they move to new homes—or leave a welcome note for Mosi and Umande!

 

Gorillas Azizi, Susie and JoJo at Lincoln Park Zoo's Regenstein Center for African Apes

Welcoming a New Gorilla Group
Lincoln Park Zoo President and CEO Kevin Bell shares the exciting news about the zoo's new all-male gorilla bachelor group, which will arrive at Regenstein Center for African Apes in summer 2012.

 

Juvenile gorilla Azizi

A Gorilla Bachelor Party
Lincoln Park Zoo is ready to welcome an all-male gorilla bachelor group this summer--the latest milestone in a historic legacy of care for the species.

 

Juvenile gorilla Azizi

Meet the Bachelors
Amare, Azizi, Mosi and Umande—meet the gorillas who will form Lincoln Park Zoo's first bachelor group!