Wilderness Allow Me to Ruin Your Day
posted by August 22 at 11:32 AMon
One of the saddest stories of the week (but not as traumatizing as Allison’s):
BERLIN - A gorilla at a zoo in the German city of Muenster is refusing to let go of her dead baby’s body several days after it died of unknown causes.
Allwetter Zoo spokeswoman Ilona Zuehlke says the 3-month-old male baby died on Saturday but its 11-year-old mother continues to carry its body around. Zuehlke says such behavior is not uncommon to gorillas.
Zuehlke says the mother “is mourning and must say goodbye.” The mother gorilla is named Gana.
I had no idea gorillas did that. The rest of the story, and a photo, are here.
Thanks to tipster Gurldoggie.