Jun 6, 2014 — The Loro Parque Zoo in Tenerife, Spain, made headlines after a zookeeper was accidentally hit with a tranquilizer dart. He's doing fine, and the zoo wants to clarify: No gorilla suit was involved.
Oct 3, 2013 — Recently the media had a field day with reports of a "sexist" male gorilla in Dallas named Patrick. Anthropologist Barbara King reflects on whether terms like "sexism" and "rape" are used justifiably when describing our evolutionary cousins the apes.
Sep 27, 2012 — The apes Koko, Kanzi and Panbanisha are famous for their language abilities. Commentator and anthropologist Barbara J. King considers whether these abilities are being blown out of proportion with reality.
Feb 4, 2012 — To supplement Barbara's post from Thursday, here are some video clips of Koko the gorilla's breath control as she plays with a recorder and a harmonica.
Feb 2, 2012 — When Koko the gorilla plays tones on a recorder, she skillfully controls her breathing patterns. Commentator Barbara J. King explains why this is unexpected for a gorilla — and what it may mean for challenging ourselves to learn new skills throughout life.