Misha was born in Louisville on February 6, 2010; but a fight between other gorillas resulted in the loss of part of her left leg. She was moved to Columbus shortly afterwards. Zoo officials said at the time Misha would receive the best care at the Columbus Zoo.
The Louisville Zoo will hold a birthday party today for Timmy the gorilla, who turns 50. Timmy moved to Louisville in 2004 from the Bronx Zoo. He is a silverback leader and has three females in his group. Cynthia Cole is a keep at the zoo’s Gorilla Forest. She says Timmy sometimes has to keep… Continue reading Timmy the Gorilla Turns 50
Timmy, the Louisville Zoo’s western lowland gorilla, has led a pretty good life, considering. He’s got a posse of females, a dependable food supply, adoring fans. And he doesn’t have to worry about hunters, loggers, or the ebola virus, all of which are endangering his brethren in central Africa.
For the second time this week, zookeepers at the Louisville Zoo have euthanized an animal. This time it’s Frank, a 44-year-old silverback gorilla, who had suffered from heart disease, high blood pressure and chronic arthritis. Frank was found unable move Thursday and was later euthanized. Zoo Curator Steve Wing says Frank came to Louisville from… Continue reading 44-Year-Old Gorilla Dies at Louisville Zoo