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06/26/2015 : Let’s Talk About the Weather

People often wonder what temperature guidelines we adhere to for the gorillas.

By Kristen Farley-Rambo, Primary Gorilla Keeper

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06/25/2015 : A Cut in Trans Fats Means a Rise in Palm Oil

A recent ban on trans fats may be good for our health, but it could be disastrous for our wild animal friends. 

By Nicole DeMentri, Conservation Associate

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06/19/2015 : Gorilla Enrichment, Part 2

Last week, we discussed all of the yummy and fun things that we do as keepers to enrich our gorillas when it comes to mealtime. But what else do we do for them besides offering food-based enrichment?

By Samantha Nestor, Primate Keeper

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06/12/2015 : Gorilla Enrichment, Part 1

It’s no secret how intelligent our gorillas are, and we strive to make every day interesting and fun for them.

By Samantha Nestor, Primate Keeper

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06/11/2015 : Following in Gerry’s Footsteps

Our very own Bradley Smith, a Conservation Educator who spends much of his time developing creative themes and activities for our Overnight and Scout programs, will be spending the next two weeks in Borneo.

By Nicole DeMentri, Conservation Associate

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06/05/2015 : Companies Call for RSPO to Update Standards

Some of the world’s largest palm oil buyers and users have come together to sign a letter calling on the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) to adopt stronger measures to ensure the palm oil it certifies as “sustainable” is not actually destroying forests.

By Nicole DeMentri, Conservation Associate

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06/04/2015 : Training in the Trees

Last week, we told you all about our new and exciting Gorilla Treeway. This week, we want to highlight our favorite part of the trail: the training platform! 

By Kristen Farley-Rambo, Primary Gorilla Keeper, and Samantha Nestor, Primate Keeper

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06/01/2015 : New Efforts in Protecting Migratory Birds

Conservation efforts at Philadelphia Zoo extend well beyond just protecting Gorillas. There are milestones with each project, and we want to make sure to share them with you.

 By Nicole DeMentri, Conservation Associate

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