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New home and family for Kera the gorilla


20 September 2008 General News

A gorilla named Kera has found a new home where it is hoped she will help to ensure the future of a rare breed of apes. The four-year-old is being introduced to her adoptive family of Western lowland gorillas at Bristol Zoo Gardens. Born a twin at Barcelona Zoo, Kera's mother rejected her and she had to be hand-reared at an ape nursery at Wilhelma Zoo in Stuttgart. She joins a family of gorillas headed by Jock, a 34-stone male, adult females Salome and Romina, three-year-old Namoki and Komale, who is almost 2.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article4790814.ece

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