All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Gorillas’

Dian Fossey (Of ‘Gorillas In The Mist’ Fame) Gets A Google Doodle

Dian Fossey, the famed zoologist and gorilla researcher known for her book, Gorillas in the Mist (which was turned into a movie starring Sigourney Weaver as Fossey), is the subject of a worldwide Google doodle today on what would have been her 82nd birthday. Fossey spent close to two decades studying gorillas before her untimely and brutal death. Fossey was …

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Albino Gorilla Was Inbred, Shows Study

A new study published in the journal BMC Genomics has found that famous albino gorilla Snowflake’s white hair was caused by inbreeding. Researchers at the Barcelona Institute of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Pompeu Fabra in Spain have sequenced Snowflake’s genome and found that is albinism was caused by a mutation of the SLC45A2 gene. The same gene is …

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Goose Attacks Gorilla, Gorilla Runs Away

It looks like some of the weaker of the animal kingdom are starting to rise up. Not only did a beaver make headlines for killing a man, but now a goose is trying to mix it up with a Gorilla. The Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita Kansas has uploaded a video of a Goose going after a gorilla to YouTube, …

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