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Primates News Archive

Feb. 26, 2019
With each passing day, western lowland gorilla infant Moke places more weight on his injured leg. His gait and movement have improved over the past month. 
closeup of two harbor seals touching their heads together
Feb. 14, 2019
This Valentine’s Day (or any day!) celebrate with your beloved and 2,700 of your closest animal friends at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo.
Feb. 08, 2019
The holiday season and new year were an exciting time for the Zoo's 9-month-old western lowland gorilla, Moke! Read the latest keeper update.
Feb. 01, 2019
The Zoo's rambunctious 9-month-old gorilla has a fractured femur. Moke is resting and recovering with his parents, Calaya and Baraka, under the close watch of the animal care team.
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.