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Hogle Zoo going ape over new residents

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 21 2011 3:08 p.m. MDT

JoRayK walks around her new home at the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, September 21, 2011. JoRayK and her daughter Jabali had been in quarantine in the Zoo's L.S. Skaggs Animal Health Center since arriving from the Denver Zoo last month. Hogle Zoo hasn't had two female gorillas in more than a decade. Eventually, after a series of introduction phases, Hogle Zoo plans to introduce JoRayK and Jabali to the Zoo's younger male gorilla, Husani, so that the three can live as companions.

Laura Seitz, Deseret News

JoRayK and daughter Jabali are now available to view. The two female Western lowland gorillas at great ape house. They had been in quarantine in the Zoo's L.S. Skaggs Animal Health Center since arriving from the Denver Zoo last month. Hogle Zoo hasn't had two female gorillas in more than a decade. Eventually, after a series of introduction phases, Hogle Zoo plans to introduce JoRayK and Jabali to the Zoo's younger male gorilla, Husani, so that the three can live as companions.

 

       

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