How I Survived The Gorilla Escape At London Zoo

Matt Zitron | Posted 14.10.2017 | UK Comedy
Matt Zitron

Yesterday, after school, my family and some friends decided to take a pleasant short trip to ZSL London Zoo. What started as a treat with five children constantly complaining about being hungry (despite being plied with food) turned into DISASTER... The hilarity was the group of people watching the Zoo through the glass frontage. I think they expected Kumbuka would come belting across the courtyard, Planet of the Apes style, riding Captain BeeGee (ZSL's cycloptic Llama) with a keeper's rifle in his meaty digits.

The Eastern Gorilla, One Of Our Closest Cousins, Is Just One Step From Extinction

Press Association and Oscar Williams | Oscar Williams | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Tech

The eastern gorilla is now just one step away from extinction after it was classified as critically endangered in the Red List of Threatened Species. ...

Roo-ful Thoughts

Judith Owen | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Owen

So I went to do a run of shows and festivals in Australia, shortly after the whole 'Harambe' incident and found myself longing to go to the local Koal...

Don't Stay Away From Zoos - They Are a Vital Resource

Dr Stefano Vaglio | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK
Dr Stefano Vaglio

In my opinion however, society would be a far worse off place without the existence of modern zoos. It is time to celebrate and promote the richness of these resources for the communities, environment and biodiversity - not turn people away from them.

Gorilla Shooting Zoo Defends Actions As Mother Of Child Says 'Accidents Happen'

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK

The zoo behind the shooting dead of a critically-endangered gorilla after a child fell into its enclosure has defended its decision. Cincinnati Zoo in...

Incredible Footage Shows Gorillas Saving The Lives Of Children Who Fell Into Their Enclosures

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK

The shooting of Harambe the gorilla after a boy fell into his enclosure at a zoo in the US on Saturday has caused many to remember two similar inciden...

This Is Probably The Last Thing You Want To See At The Zoo

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK

When an angry-looking silverback gorilla comes charging right at you, you’d better hope that toughened zoo glass is the real deal. This hair-raising...

Koko The Gorilla Meeting Her New Kittens Is Everything You Need From Life

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Comedy

If this doesn't get you then you may want to visit the doctor to complain about your missing heart. Koko the gorilla - famous for her incredible si...

Mostly out of Africa: From Monkey to Man

Frontier | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK

A recently discovered early primate has revealed that a distant ancient relative of modern day humans may have evolved earlier than originally thought. The primate fossil resembles modern day tarsiers from south-east Asia and is believed to be 55 million years old.

PHOTOS: Not Exactly King Kong

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Comedy

Zookeepers at a zoo in Ueno, Tokyo, held an emergency drill with one of their own keepers dressed in a gorilla costume. Stunned onlookers, includin...

Djala's Homecoming and the Way Ahead for Conservation

Damian Aspinall | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK
Damian Aspinall

A few months ago a magnificent silverback gorilla called Djala took his first footsteps back on African soil 30 years after his family was massacred by hunters... The infant Djala was found tortured, starving, chained and close to death by conservationists. He was helicoptered out of the jungle - HIS homeland - and taken on a life changing journey...

Remember This Guy? It's His 14th Birthday Today - And My Hasn't He Grown! (PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK

Brrrr that's cold! Remember this little guy? Over the years he's the star of a thousand memes, Facebook profile pictures and posters. And he's...

Journey to Uganda

Anna Friel | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Anna Friel

When WWF first suggested I make a film with them to highlight the plight of the mountain gorillas and the local communities in an area targeted for exploration by international oil companies, it had never crossed my mind that my life might end in a tropical rainforest. We landed in Uganda late at night, after an eight-hour flight, and arrived at our hotel feeling a little deflated. We were all tired from the 18-hour journey and there was no food in sight. I had brought my eight-year-old daughter Gracie with me. We cuddled up with Rabbit (her favourite toy) and fell asleep, exhausted, but excited for what the morning would bring.

'Sexist' Male Gorilla Leaving Zoo For Bachelor Pad

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK

A “sexist” silverback gorilla is being sent to live in solitude in a deluxe bachelor pad after he bit one female and sneered and nipped at others....

PICTURE: Strike A Pose

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Comedy

Is this the coolest gorilla ever? Well this little chap certainly thinks he is as he strikes a pose for the camera. Posted to picture shar...

WATCH: Little Girl Bonds With Gorilla

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Comedy

Caught on camera at Atlanta Zoo: four-year-old Kyla playing with a baby gorilla through the glass. What's that? Oh, no. We just have something in o...

WATCH: Gorilla Gets Its Own Back

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Comedy

And we don't blame him one bit. Take a look at what happened when a group of schoolchildren visiting the Dallas Zoo decided to tease a gorilla - fr...

Naming Our Gorillas: Conserving Our Environment, Empowering Our Communities

Dr Rose Mukankomeje | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK
Dr Rose Mukankomeje

This weekend in Rwanda's Virunga National Park, communities will gather to give names to the 12 mountain gorillas born in the last year. It may seem strange to name gorillas but for Rwandans, the ceremony we call Kwita Izina is both a celebration of a conservation success and a focal point for the country's commitment to preserving our environment.

WATCH: Gorilla Vs Goose

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK Comedy

The next time you see a video of a person being scared by a goose, don't feel smug or brave and tell yourself that you wouldn't be terrified. Becau...

The Best Gorilla Photobomb Ever?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK

In what looks like the fiercest photo bomb ever, this gorilla pulls a terrifying face for the cameras as two youngsters visting a zoo in Australia off...

Pictures Of The Day: 16th January 2013

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK

The Huffington Post pictures of the day brings you the very best images from around the world chosen by our own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, Matthew...

Why Western Governments DO NOT Need to Give More Money for Conservation - The Rise and Rise of New Age Activism

Hannah Gal | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Gal

How is it that an individual can have more impact on African wildlife law enforcement than high profile nature charities?

WATCH: Caterpillar Entertains Gorillas

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK Comedy

It must become a bit of a bore spending all day staring back at the visitors when you're inside the gorilla enclosure at the zoo. After all, once you'...

Why This Gorilla Is Causing A Stir At Olympics

Posted 31.07.2012 | UK

Here's Tom Daley posing with his Olympic silver. Unfortunately for the teenage diver, who only managed fourth place in the synchronised men's divi...

Really Great Apes: Gorillas Seen Destroying Poachers' Snares In Rwanda

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 25.07.2012 | UK

Poachers’ snares pose one of the biggest threats to mountain gorilla populations according to campaigners – and it seems that the gorillas themsel...