|This is my birthday, and all I get is this dang CARROT?! |
(Photo by Erik S. Lesser, European PressPhoto Agency)
Another Amazing April Birthday!
Ozzie was part of the original group of gorillas who arrived at Zoo Atlanta from Emory University's Yerkes National Primate Research Center in the 1980's. He joined another gorilla at the Atlanta Zoo who had been there since 1961 by the name of Willie B. I have written of my memories of Willie B. before. If you would like to read that post you may read it here. These two gorillas had something in common: they had not been born into captivity but had been born free in Africa. The news film that was shown when Willie B. was let out of his cage and was able to walk outside for the first time was one of the most moving scenes I have ever witnessed.
If you ever get the chance, spend some time observing these animals. Willie B. died in 2000, but some of his descendants still live at the Zoo, along with Ozzie! Do you have any fond memories of visiting a zoo that you would like to share?
Oh, this reminds me, I can't remember if I told you that I saw the movie "Rise of the Planet of the Apes", but I really liked it very much indeed. Have you seen it? Why doesn't Andy Serkis get an Academy Award? He deserves one! Click on the following "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" if you want to know more. (One of the characters in the film is from the Harry Potter movies, but he is all grown up and I ALMOST didn't recognize him. Now, you will have to watch the movie to see who it is!)