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An easy way to help gorillas!
Sometimes it's difficult to let people know how they can support conservation, but this program provides support to protect gorillas in the wild. Not to mention that by recycling items with Coltan, you are cutting back on the need to mine the product, which happens to only exist in the same habitat as mountain gorillas.

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Happy Earth Day!
We're taking Merry Leigh's lead and taking some today time to relish the leaves, the rock and the sky.

Want to help gorillas in the wild? Simply recycle your cell phones! Find out more at http://goo.gl/FwMvuO.

#EarthDay  #MyBeautifulEarth #wildlife   #earthdayideas  #GlobalSelfie
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She may have a favorite animal ...
Zookeepers are awesome! A nice write-up about our pal and amazing gorilla keeper +Jodi Carrigan at +Zoo Atlanta --> http://goo.gl/2btLDl via the Gorilla SSP Facebook page.
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hi I love what you do

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It's #Spring! 
Sharing a bit of happiness today.
 
Look who's making us happy on #internationaldayofhappiness

#animals   #nature   #wildlife   #wildlifephotography   #orangutans  
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Happy Birthday, Nyandwi!

Female gorilla Nyandwi turns 11 today. She was born into Pablo’s group, to mother Puck, who was part of a family originally studied by our founder Dian Fossey.  At the age of 8, she transferred to silverback Inshuti.  Several months later, she transferred to lone silverback Giraneza, and finally into Isabukuru’s group, in June 2013.  We hope she’s starting to feel more settled now.   #gorilla   #happybirthday    #dianfossey  
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All heart
Showing our love for great apes by caring for cardiac health. Satu, a Bornean orangutan at +Zoo Atlanta , is seen here participating in an awake cardiac ultrasound. He's noted as the first orangutan to participate in this procedure.

Find out more at http://greatapeheartproject.org/about/

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Happy Birthday Jane Goodall!
 
During our live Google+ hangout with Dr. Goodall in just four hours we'll be taking some questions from our social media. What would you like to ask Jane on her birthday? Make sure you use the hashtag #80yearsofJane to have your question considered. And tune in at 2 p.m. EDT | 11 a.m. PDT | 6 p.m. UTC on www.janegoodall.org/80yearsofJane to watch live. Your question may be featured!
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Happy #aprilfoolsday !
But where's the gorilla photobomb?
 
Hey +Zoo Atlanta, our garden photo shoot just got photobombed. Any chance Sydney is missing? #AprilFoolsDay
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Veterinarians at the +Detroit Zoo  perform an awake ultrasound on gorillas

"So how do you persuade a wide-awake western lowland gorilla to hold still ... still ... still ... for the itty-bitty adjustments of a chest ultrasound slathered with sticky, cool goo?"

"With plump strawberries, crunchy veggies and respect.
Loads and loads of respect."

Great work +Detroit Zoo!  Via +USA TODAY 
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The Great Ape Heart Project is a multi-institutional collaboration that seeks to understand, diagnose, and treat cardiac disease across all four non-human great ape taxa (gorillas, orangutans, chimpanzees and bonobos).

Western lowland gorillas are critically endangered, with approximately 100,000 remaining in the wild.

Sumatran orangutans currently number only around 6,500 individuals and could be extinct in the wild in as little as five years. Bornean orangutans are less endangered than Sumatran orangutans, numbering around 45,000 individuals, but could be extinct in the wild within 10 years.

Estimates range from 10,000 - 20,000 bonobos left in the wild. Their population is decreasing due to threats like poaching, civil unrest, and habitat loss.

Chimpanzees are our closest living relative, yet the apes have suffered much at human hands. Chimps are endangered due to threats like the bushmeat crisis and habitat destruction.

#WorldWildlifeDay #greatapes   #conservation  
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Keep up your amazing work +Great Ape Heart Project! 
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Born to run
Miri's baby boy has been named Pelari, which means "runner" in Malay. What's in the name? The keepers picked the name because Pelari was born smack-dab in the middle of Ape Conservation Effort's "Run for the Redheads" race. 

Meet the orangutans at http://www.zooatlanta.org/meet_the_orangutans

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Saving great apes...one heart at a time
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Based at Zoo Atlanta, the Great Ape Heart Project (GAHP) is led by Hayley Murphy, DVM, Director of Veterinary Services, to address a critical need to investigate and understand cardiovascular disease in great apes.