A Gorilla Love Story

12:40 PM, Feb 15, 2012   |    comments
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BUFFALO, NY - Sydney loves eating her heart-shaped treat off of the windows, but there is something even sweeter than cupcake frosting inside the gorilla habitat.

This is a story about love. This is a family. Koga, his lady, Sydney, and their baby, Amari.

This story started at the Memphis Zoo, where Koga was in an all-bachelor group destined to be single forever, until he was sent to the Buffalo Zoo and immediately fell for Sydney. There were no flowers or chocolates or hand-holding. The only way zoo keepers knew of this affection was the fact that Koga was willing to share his food with Sydney.

Soon, their love brought them little baby Amari. An adorable 15-pound baby girl gorilla. Amari just rides along on her mama's back. Turns out Sydney is quite the mama. Koga takes a more hands-off approach.

You can see the gorilla family hanging out in their habitat at the Buffalo Zoo. Visit them at www.buffalozoo.org


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