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Virile Gorilla Leads to Baby Boom at Zoo
Associated Press ^ | March 14, 2007 | unknown

Posted on 03/14/2007 12:20:18 PM PDT by decimon

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - For some zookeepers in Amsterdam, Akili turned out to be the gorilla their dreams.

The Artis Zoo tried to mate their female gorillas with two other males, but wasn't having much luck in producing offspring.

So they turned to Akili, a gorilla from a German safari park. The result was the first birth at the zoo in 10 years.

Akili arrived in September 2005 and quickly impregnated Binti, who gave birth Tuesday, as well as two other females, Dafina and Shindy.

"We tried earlier with two other males but both of them couldn't do it, couldn't perform," said zoo spokesman Bart Kret. "Gorillas have a low sex drive, low sperm count, and often something goes wrong."

The baby has not yet been named. The zookeepers aren't sure of its gender yet because Binti "is keeping the baby very close to her and we don't want to disturb that," Kret said.

The baby appears to be "very heavy and hairy, with very thick arms," he said.

Dafina and Shindy are both due in late summer, he said.

Gorillas are an endangered species in Africa, but births in captivity are not rare: Binti was born in another Dutch zoo, while Akili was born in Frankfurt and lived at the safari park in Hodenhagen, Germany, before his move to the Netherlands.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: germany; gorilla; greatape
He's the whole magilla.
1 posted on 03/14/2007 12:20:21 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon; Slings and Arrows

BTTT


2 posted on 03/14/2007 12:22:11 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: decimon

Okay, I'm ashamed to admit this, but that was me in a monkey suit.


3 posted on 03/14/2007 12:22:33 PM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: decimon

Akili = William Clinton!


4 posted on 03/14/2007 12:24:27 PM PDT by KingRonnie9
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To: Fiddlstix; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Looks like Robin Williams is working under a stage name again.


5 posted on 03/14/2007 12:28:16 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("By the way... who is Ben Dayho?" --60Gunner)
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To: domenad
Okay, I'm ashamed to admit this, but that was me in a monkey suit.

Will you be wearing it during the paternity suit?

6 posted on 03/14/2007 12:35:58 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon; mikrofon; Charles Henrickson
So they turned to Akili, a gorilla from a German safari park.

Ich bin ein furfather.

7 posted on 03/14/2007 12:36:15 PM PDT by martin_fierro (Makili Gorilly)
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To: decimon
"We tried earlier with two other males..."

I think I see the problem...

Who writes this stuff?????

8 posted on 03/14/2007 12:37:15 PM PDT by GoldCountryRedneck ("There are no stupid questions. There are, however, many inquisitive idiots." - unknown)
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To: martin_fierro
Ich bin ein furfather.

Put a flag on her head and do it for the fatherland.

9 posted on 03/14/2007 12:39:35 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon; EveningStar; teenyelliott; feinswinesuksass; Dashing Dasher; rattrap; BJClinton; ...

Akili released a statement, claiming to be the father of Anna Nicole Smith's baby...


10 posted on 03/14/2007 12:40:01 PM PDT by JRios1968 (Tagline wanted...inquire within)
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To: GoldCountryRedneck
I think I see the problem...

So did Akili.

11 posted on 03/14/2007 12:41:26 PM PDT by decimon
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To: GoldCountryRedneck

>>>I think I see the problem...

ROFL!


12 posted on 03/14/2007 12:49:38 PM PDT by MarineBrat (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccination that the Church offers.)
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To: domenad
Okay, I'm ashamed to admit this, but that was me in a monkey suit.

We knew. The crabs were a dead giveaway.

13 posted on 03/14/2007 12:49:51 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: decimon
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14 posted on 03/14/2007 1:02:16 PM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( What is your take on Acts 15:20 (abstaining from blood) about eating meat? Could you freepmail?)
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To: martin_fierro

You know something, the fact that you had that link handy really creeps me out.


15 posted on 03/14/2007 1:05:51 PM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: martin_fierro

titter


16 posted on 03/14/2007 1:13:21 PM PDT by Finger Monkey (H.R. 25, Fair Tax Act - A consumption tax which replaces the income tax, SS tax, death tax, etc.)
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To: martin_fierro

17 posted on 03/14/2007 1:15:12 PM PDT by JRios1968 (Tagline wanted...inquire within)
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To: decimon

Definitely a Republican. Certainly not a Edwards, Kerry or Kennedy.


18 posted on 03/14/2007 1:15:24 PM PDT by Young Werther ( and Julius Ceasar said, "quae cum ita sunt.")
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To: decimon

Definitely a Republican. Certainly not a Edwards, Kerry or Kennedy.


19 posted on 03/14/2007 1:15:29 PM PDT by Young Werther ( and Julius Ceasar said, "quae cum ita sunt.")
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To: decimon

Definitely a Republican. Certainly not a Edwards, Kerry or Kennedy.


20 posted on 03/14/2007 1:15:38 PM PDT by Young Werther ( and Julius Ceasar said, "quae cum ita sunt.")
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To: Young Werther
Definitely a Republican.

Republican Party Primate.

21 posted on 03/14/2007 1:28:08 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

Sorry for the triple post. My browser must be Virile!!!!


22 posted on 03/14/2007 1:43:23 PM PDT by Young Werther ( and Julius Ceasar said, "quae cum ita sunt.")
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu

Please ping me.


23 posted on 03/14/2007 3:40:48 PM PDT by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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