Gorillas

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...

PICTURES: Animals 'Celebrating' Easter

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Comedy

The only thing better than Easter eggs are, surely, cuddly animals. So what do you get when you combine Easter eggs with cuddly animals? You get FEST...

WATCH: Zookeeper Has Emotional Reunion With Wolves

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 26.03.2012 | UK Comedy

Anita here works for the Polar Zoo in northern Norway, whose biggest attraction is their massive wolf enclosure. And by massive, we mean massive. They...

Smashing Pumpkins: Meerkats Prepare For Halloween

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 21.12.2011 | UK

Meerkats went trick-or-treating at an Animal Park near Ashford, Kent, when staff stuffed a pumpkin full of cockroaches and crickets, some of their fav...

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Stanley Johnson | Posted 28.08.2011 | UK
Stanley Johnson

A few weeks ago I returned to England after scaling Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa and the world's highest free-standing mountain, almost 6,000 metres or 20,000 feet high!