Gladys, the Gorilla, Turns ONE!

Cincinnati Zoo Celebrates with Gorilla Birthday Cake

CINCINNATI – (January 29, 2014)  “Gladys,” the baby Western-Lowland gorilla who captured America’s heart last February, after keepers at the Cincinnati Zoo had to step in and hand-raise her, turns one today!  To celebrate, keepers created a gorilla birthday cake – and Gladys responded the way most one-year-olds do – face first!

Because gorilla diets do not consist of sugary frosting, commissary keepers at the…

Cincinnati Zoo’s Gorilla Turns 40

Friday, January 29, 2010 – Samantha, one of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s first ever western lowland gorillas born at the Zoo turns 40 this Sunday, January 31.

On January 23, 1970, the Cincinnati Zoo witnessed its first live gorilla birth: a male, “Sam,” born to “Mahari” and “Hatari.”  This was followed eight days later by a second gorilla…