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Image of the Day
Koko the Signing Gorilla Dies at 46
Shawna Williams | Jun 21, 2018
The primate was famous for her ability to communicate with humans.
Image of the Day: Goodbye Colo
Staff | Jan 18, 2017
Colo, the oldest zoo gorilla and the first born in captivity, died on January 17 at age 60.
The Origins of O
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2015
A strain of HIV that has afflicted more than 100,000 people emerged from gorillas.
Jenny Rood | Apr 16, 2015
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Great Ape Microbiomes
Tracy Vence | Nov 6, 2014
Chimpanzees, bonobos, and gorillas harbor more microbial diversity in their guts than do humans, a study shows.
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Mar 27, 2014
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Top Genomes of 2012
Beth Marie Mole | Dec 20, 2012
What researchers learned as they dug through some of the most interesting genomes sequenced this year
Cristina Luiggi | Mar 7, 2012
Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.
Rare Gorilla Encounter
Cristina Luiggi | Jan 6, 2012
American wildlife photographer sits in awe and disbelief as a troop of wild Ugandan mountain gorillas coddle and groom him.
Saving Rwanda's Gorillas
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2011
In late June 2009, a small group of mountain gorillas in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park began to fall ill. One by one, 11 of the dozen apes started exhibiting severe respiratory problems.