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  1. In 1986, when a five year old boy fell into a gorilla enclosure and lost consciousness, a male gorilla named Jambo stood between the boy and the other gorillas in a protective gesture, he even stroke the boy's back. This incident helped create a positive public perception of gorillas.

  2. In 2007 a gorilla escaped from his exhibit, grabbed and mauled a nearby woman, and then attacked a restaurant. It was later revealed it was caused by the woman making eye contact and smiling at him several times a week, which zookeepers told her not to do.

  3. The name "Gorillaz" is a pun, because a group of gorillas is called a band.

  4. When a poacher’s snare killed one of their own, two young gorillas teamed up to find and dismantle traps in their Rwandan forest home. They saw what they had to do, they did it then moved to dismantle next trap.

  5. Gorillas sing happy songs while they eat. They don't sing the same song every time and they even sing louder while eating their favourite food.

  6. The capacity to lie has also been claimed to be possessed by non-humans in language studies with great apes. In one instance, gorilla Koko, when asked who tore a sink from the wall, pointed to one of her handlers and then laughed.

  7. Primatology pioneer Dian Fossey, determined to save the nearly-extinct Mountain Gorillas waged a war against poachers: she led armed patrols, burned their huts, arrested and placed bounties on poachers and convinced the locals that she practiced black magic, in order to scare them away

  8. Gorillas Titus and Beetsme: they met and bonded as Juveniles and later created a rare bachelor group for 8 years while the duo had homosexual relations. After adding some females they drove of the other males and effectively shared power in what became the largest gorilla group in the world

  9. In 2016, Shabani, a male Gorilla at a Japanese zoo received worldwide attention when women started flocking to see him as they thought him to be extremely handsome and manly. The crowds of women yelling his name made him so uncomfortable, zoo staff had to put up signs telling them to stop

  10. In 1986, when a five year old boy fell into a gorilla enclosure and lost consciousness, a gorilla named Jambo stood between the boy and the other gorillas in a protective gesture, he even stroke the boys back. This incident helped create a positive public perception of gorillas.

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Koko the Gorilla. She knew 2,000 words of spoken English and could form 1,000 different signs of Gorilla Sign Language. One day she told her mentor that she wanted to be a mother, so she gave her a kitten who Koko named. After it died, Koko expressed grief.

Under secrecy, that the first jet powered aircraft flown in the US was piloted by Jack Woolams. Already confused by seeing a plane flying with no propeller, other pilots who spotted Woolams would then see him in the cockpit wearing a gorilla mask, a bowler hat, and smoking a cigar.

Best Buy removed the fighting video game "Primal Rage" from its shelves after an Arizona woman complained that her 11-year-old son had faithfully portrayed one of the game's gorilla-like character's "golden shower/urination" fatality move.

The name "Gorillaz" isn't a pun, because a group of gorillas isn't called a band, it's called a troop.

On August 31, 1986, five-year-old Levan Merritt fell into the gorilla enclosure and lost consciousness. Jambo stood guard over the boy when he was unconscious, placing himself between the boy and other gorillas in what ethologists analyze as a protective gesture.

Koko the Gorilla loved Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. When Rogers met her, she hugged him and followed standard protocol based on what she'd seen on the show: she took his shoes off.

The test pilot for the first american jet plane wore a Gorilla mask, a Durby hat, and a Cigar just to mess with other pilots he buzzed. The Pilots were then convinced they were crazy for having seen a Airplane without a propeller with a monkey at the controls.

In 1986, when a five year old boy fell into a gorilla enclosure and lost consciousness, a large male gorilla named Jambo stood between the boy and the other gorillas in a protective gesture, even stroking the boy's back. The incident helped create a positive public perception of gorillas.

Researchers are trying to get 2 gorillas who can use sign language to mate in the hope they'll teach their offspring sign language too.

Mike Tyson offered a zoo attendant $10,000 to let him fight a gorilla

Hanno of Carthage, the first explorer who wrote about Gorillas describes them as hairy, savage humans. His crew managed to capture 3 females alive but killed them and took their pelts, after they were deemed too dangerous to handle

Mountain gorillas are naturally afraid of chameleons and nobody knows why.

In 1996, a female gorilla named Binti Jua saved the life of a 3 year old boy who fell into her enclosure by carefully carrying him to the door and growling at any approaching gorilla

Over a dozen employees charged with caring for "Koko" the gorilla have reported that she is not adequately cared for and suffers significant neglect

In 2001 Robin Williams befriended Koko the Gorilla. When told of his death, she signed the word for "Cry" and continued to be somber the rest of the day.

In 1986, when a five-year-old boy fell into a gorilla cage, the giant male gorilla named Jambo stood between the unconscious boy and the other hungry pack of apes saving his life. Later he even stroked his hair.

Mr. Rogers once met Koko, the Stanford Educated Gorilla. Koko regularly watched Mister Rogers Neighborhood and when Rogers walked in the room, she hugged him and did what she saw him do countless times on TV. Took off his shoes.

On August 16, 1996, at Brookfield Zoo, a 3 year-old boy fell into a Gorilla enclosure and lost consciousness. Binti Jua, a female Gorilla, guarded the young boy from the other gorillas, cradled him in her arms and carried him 60 feet to an entrance where zookeepers could retrieve him.

"Koko, a female gorilla trained in sign language, once tore a steel sink out of its moorings. When her handlers confronted her, Koko signed 'cat did it' and pointed at her innocent pet kitten."

On August 16, 1996, at Brookfield Zoo, a 3 year-old boy fell into a Gorilla enclosure and lost consciousness. Binti Jua, a female Gorilla, guarded the young boy from the other gorillas, cradled him in her arms and carried him 60 feet to an entrance where zookeepers could retrieve him.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in male Western lowland gorillas in North American Zoos. To combat this Cleveland Metropark Zoo doubled the gorilla's leafy green intake which lead to a 65 pound weight loss in the gorillas.

In 1996, a female gorilla named Binti Jua saved the life of a 3 year old boy who fell into her encampment by carefully carrying him to the door and growling at any approaching gorilla

In 2007 a gorilla escaped from his exhibit, grabbed and mauled a nearby woman, and then attacked a restaurant. It was later revealed it was caused by the woman making eye contact and smiling at him several times a week, which zookeepers told her not to do.

Gorillas have been observed dismantling snares after a member of their troop was killed by one

Koko the gorilla wanted her own pet cat. When she was given a toy cat, she refused to play with it and signed the word "sad" until they finally gave her one.