Primates News Archive
Sep. 07, 2018
Western lowland gorilla Moke celebrated his mom's birthday and is learning through play, says primate keeper Melba Brown.
Aug. 31, 2018
Follow Primate Keeper Melba Brown's latest #GorillaStory update on 20-week-old western lowland gorilla Moke!
Aug. 30, 2018
As the Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s great apes prepare to go to sleep, they make their beds, then settle in. Just like their wild counterparts, orangutans in zoos build cozy nests.
Aug. 24, 2018
Primate keeper Melba Brown says western lowland gorilla infant Moke's big (and often, humorous) personality is beginning to emerge.
Aug. 17, 2018
In her latest update, primate keeper Melba Brown shares that 4-month-old Moke is embarking on a new era of discovery.
Aug. 10, 2018
At 4 months old, western lowland gorilla infant Moke is already solid on his footing and has started giving his mom, Calaya, some good exercise in chasing after him!
Aug. 03, 2018
Primate keeper Melba Brown shares the latest news about 15-week-old western lowland gorilla Moke.
Aug. 02, 2018
The Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s charismatic Bornean orangutan infant, Redd, will celebrate his second birthday Sept. 12! Since the last update in February, he has hit some major milestones. Get the... read more
Jul. 27, 2018
Check out the latest update on our 3.5-month-old gorilla infant from primate keeper Melba Brown.
Jul. 20, 2018
Now that our 13-week-old western lowland gorilla infant Moke is practicing his walking skills, we are beginning to see some interesting changes in the social dynamics of our mixed-sex troop.