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Champ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 08:43 AM
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Zookeepers Use TV to Entertain Gorillas
DALLAS - Like any 14-year-old, Patrick has varying tastes in television shows.

While he likes cartoons and public television, he's bored with sports. But National Geographic (news - web sites) specials fascinate him.

"We tried to put on sports, even though we were concerned it might generate aggressive behavior, but he really wasn't interested," said Cindy McCaleb, one of his keepers.

Patrick is among five western lowland gorillas who have been moved to the Dallas Zoo's indoor holding area since a March 18 escape and attack by another gorilla.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=816&nci...
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Senior citizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 08:45 AM
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1. More proof that the average gorilla

is smarter than the average person.

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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 08:59 AM
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2. Any life form that doesn't like sports
is smarter than the average American.
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HFishbine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 09:03 AM
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3. This is not good
For years, the Atlanta Zoo kept it's star attraction, one Willy B., entertained by TV. It proved to lead to depression for the gorilla and lead to an eventual push to build habitats more conducive to gorilla happiness.
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