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07/23/2015 : Getting to Know a New Gorilla

This week, I want to talk about how we get a new gorilla acclimated to his or her new home, keepers and social group. 


By Kristen Farley-Rambo, Primary Gorilla Keeper

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07/17/2015 : How Do You Move a Gorilla?

In my last blog entry, I talked about how the SSP makes recommendations regarding moving gorillas. The obvious question here is: How does one go about moving a gorilla? 

By Kristen Farley-Rambo, Primary Gorilla Keeper

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07/15/2015 : Saving Orangutans Just Got More Interesting

Philadelphia Zoo conservation partner the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) recently released new findings from the Sikundur Monitoring Post in Sumatra, which is proving to be an excellent place for new discoveries.

By Nicole DeMentri, Conservation Associate

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07/10/2015 : Species Survival Plan

The Species Survival Plan, or SSP, is an organization that oversees the management of an endangered species in zoos and aquariums.

By Kristen Farley-Rambo, Primary Gorilla Keeper

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07/03/2015 : Protected Contact

People often wonder if we go into the exhibit space with our gorillas.

By Kristen Farley-Rambo, Primary Gorilla Keeper

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