Bokito born 14 March is a male western gorilla born in captivity, currently living in Diergaarde Blijdorp zoo in Rotterdamthe Netherlands. He became the subject of considerable media coverage after breaking out of his enclosure on 18 Mayabducting a female visitor and severely injuring her. Bokito was born in the Zoologischer GartenBerlinGermanyand was abandoned by his mother at birth.
By Ewen Callaway. Female gorillas use sex as a tactic to thwart their rivals, new research suggests. Pregnant apes court their silverback male to stop other females conceiving.
Skip to content. With model good looksstriking model poses, and expressive eyes, Shabani is the cause of the collective flutter of young female hearts in Japan. Shabani's nickname?
Twice is coincidence. Nevertheless, the core contention about the need for three examples to establish a pattern remains applicable. Tonight, after a season-long dry spell, Masters of Sex well and truly got its freak on, with three separate examples of the erotically off-kilter encounters that used to be its greatest attraction. All it took was a little animal instinct for the show to go bananas once again.
Koko is a year-old Western Lowland gorilla who communicates in sign language. I was in California to make a documentary about her life and, uniquely, Koko had to give final signoff for the film to go ahead. Despite the appalling state of my nails, she agreed.
Ina group of New York-based women artists banded together to protest the rampant discrimination in a male curated, male-centric MoMA show where out of the artists represented, only 13 were female. Out of that spirit, the highly vocal, social-crime-fighting, vigilante, primate-masked, anonymous, but ever watchful and score-keeping feminist collective the Guerrilla Girls was born. Their ingenious, rabble rousing, and take-no-prisoners interventions have become the stuff of art world legend: papering city walls with posters decrying museum misconduct and creating alternative text books that expose the prejudicial, statistically lopsided facts absent in most art history supplements are just two of their preferred modes of attack.
Broadcast in English Broadcast Archive. Is it a boy or a girl? No, we're not talking about a human child but a baby gorilla that was born almost a year ago at the Prague Zoo.
When it comes to getting down and dirty in the rainforest, it seems hot-blooded female gorillas are the ones for steamy action. Associate Professor Dr Cyril Grueter, a primate expert from the University of Western Australia, is reported to have stumbled on the homosexual behaviour while studying the feeding ecology of the mountain gorillas in Rwanda. Two separate groups were studied and out 22 females, 18 were found to engage in sexual activity with other females, including engaging in genital rubbing. The reason for the behaviour seems to have no other function than sexual arousal, believe academics.
Allison Bray. After weeks of suspense, Dublin Zoo has announced the baby gorilla who was born on April 1st is a girl. The adorable latest addition to the gorilla family at the African Plains exhibition is the offspring of her proud parents Bangui and Kafi.