Nina Says.....I Only Have Eyes For You

TeresaB

Winlock, United States

Artist's Description

Nina is one of only two remaining wild born Western Lowland gorillas at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. She is a grand old lady somewhere between 40 and 50 years old and she is wonderful! She has a fantastic sense of humor. She will sit looking so stoic for a while, then all of a sudden she will stick her tongue out and make faces! I just adore her!

The Western Lowland Gorilla is a subspecies of the Western Gorilla that lives in montane, primary, and secondary forests and lowland swamps in Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. Adult male Gorillas are prone to cardiomyopathy, a degenerative heart disease. Babec, a Western Lowland Gorilla on exhibit at the Birmingham Zoo in Birmingham, Alabama (USA) was the first gorilla to receive an artificial pacemaker. Binti Jua, who resides at Brookfield Zoo in Illinois, saved a three year old boy who fell into her enclosure in 2003.
The Western Lowland Gorilla is critically endangered. The gorilla is vulnerable to Ebola, deforestation, and poaching.
Taken at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington (USA)
Canon Rebel XTi – Canon 70-300mm lens
786 views as of October 1, 2010
36 favorites as of October 1, 2010

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PEACE, LOVE AND TRANQUILITY 1-5-10
YOU BIG SOFTY 1-5-10
CAPTION FUN 1-8-10
PRIMATE ART 1-25-2010
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AMAZING WILDLIFE MAMMALS 11-17-13
Closeups in Nature 11-18-13

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Amazing Wildlife June 2011
Monochrome April 2013

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