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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Oliver The Gorilla, Joins The Columbus Zoo

Zoo Home To Special Gorilla, 3 Lion Cubs

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POWELL, Ohio—The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is now home to another very special gorilla and three African lion cubs.

Oliver T. Barney, an 18-year-old male lowland gorilla, arrived at the zoo Tuesday from his most recent home at Gorilla Haven in Georgia.

What sets Oliver apart from the 14 other gorillas at the Columbus Zoo is that he is deaf. No one knows what caused Oliver’s deafness. There is no reason to believe it is genetic, and it has been determined he is not a candidate for a cochlear implant.

As part of the zoo’s standard protocol, Oliver will spend about a month isolated from the other zoo gorillas to monitor his health.

Oliver’s move to the zoo was made as a result of a recommendation by the Gorilla Species Survival Plan (SSP). The goal of the SSP and the Columbus Zoo is to provide Oliver with individual specialized care while integrating him into a social group and giving him the opportunity to someday sire his own offspring.

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