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Primates News Archive

Dec. 28, 2018
The Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute is dedicated to saving species. Every year, its team of conservationists here and around the globe works hard to make that mission a... read more
Dec. 14, 2018
Western lowland gorilla infant Moke is making noise—with enrichment! 
Western lowland gorilla infant Moke chews on a Nyla bone
Nov. 30, 2018
Our 7-month-old western lowland gorilla Moke received his flu shot this month! Get the latest news on him in our keeper update. 
Gorillas Baraka and 7-month-old Moke.
Nov. 16, 2018
What has 7-month-old western lowland gorilla Moke been up to? Read all about it in the latest keeper update! 
Nov. 02, 2018
What sounds does an infant orangutan make? Primate keeper Erin Stromberg filmed the Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s 2-year-old Bornean orangutan Redd as he pleaded with his mother to share her food. Get... read more
Nov. 02, 2018
Read the latest update on six-month-old western lowland gorilla infant Moke. 
Oct. 12, 2018
Moke is six months old and, for the first time, keepers observed him taking his first steps in the outdoor yard independent of his mother!
Oct. 05, 2018
Read primate keeper Melba Brown's latest update on 5-month-old gorilla Moke.
White-cheeked gibbon Muneca
Sep. 28, 2018
Primate keepers at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo are mourning the loss of Muneca, a white-cheeked gibbon who was humanely euthanized this morning.
Sep. 28, 2018
Five-month-old western lowland gorilla, Moke, has been spending some quality time with his father, says primate keeper Melba Brown.