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Daredevil Gorilla walks across tightrope

kidogo gorilla tightrope givskud zoo

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 03:23 PM

The 12-year-old silverback moved to Germany from Denmark's Givskud Zoo at the end of March. He was acquired by the German zoo after the previous male gorilla Massa proved to be infertile.

Kidogo, a western lowland gorilla nicknamed 'King Kodo' by his keepers, shares his gorilla garden with females Muna, 23 and Oya, 24. Roughly translated from Swahili, his name means "small".

After he initially suffered extreme homesickness, he has now discovered he is somewhat of an artiste.

http://www.telegraph...-tightrope.html

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 03:49 PM

I could say so much about his name meaning small.

I think its great he has found a way to amuse himself.  Homesickness for an animal isn't good, some starve themselves to death.





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