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Gorilla settles in with rabbit roommate
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/03/11/Gorilla-settles-in-with-rabbit-roommate/UPI-17011331488518/ ^ | March. 11, 2012 | upi

Posted on 03/12/2012 10:57:55 AM PDT by JoeProBono

ERIE, Pa., -- Zookeepers in Erie, Pa., say their lonely lowland gorilla has taken to her new pet bunny quickly.

"Right off the bat, they hit it off," Erie Zoo Director Cindy Kreider said about Samantha, a 47-year-old gorilla who now has a long-eared pal named Panda to keep her company.

Panda was gradually introduced to Samantha's world as a companion after her old buddy Rudy died in 2005. Keepers figured Samantha was too old and fragile to deal with another gorilla, but a rabbit wouldn't cause any harm and would break the ape's solitude.

"To have something sharing their space that they can observe and interact with is always going to be beneficial," Kreider said.

The Erie (Pa.) Times-News said Sunday that Panda and Samantha have become fast friends. Samantha has been gentle and friendly toward Panda and even shares food and occasionally scratches its chin.

Zoo visitors have been delighted with the two roommates, especially due to the fact that Samantha has a buddy to hang out with.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: gorilla

Aging gorilla stifles loneliness with zoo's gift of a pet bunny named 'Panda'


1 posted on 03/12/2012 10:57:58 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Wow, that’s sora eriee...


2 posted on 03/12/2012 11:03:05 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romney - Santorum: Twin Sons of Different Mothers...)
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To: JoeProBono

3 posted on 03/12/2012 11:04:07 AM PDT by Joe the Pimpernel (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: JoeProBono

Why am i thinking “Of Mice and Ape Men” ?


4 posted on 03/12/2012 11:04:20 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: JoeProBono

He’s got huge, sharp... er... He can leap about. Look at the bones!


5 posted on 03/12/2012 11:05:29 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

“sorta”, darn it, “sorta”.


6 posted on 03/12/2012 11:05:59 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romney - Santorum: Twin Sons of Different Mothers...)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Well, you mis-spelled “eerie”, too. I just chalked it up to DST. It’s evil. :)


7 posted on 03/12/2012 11:11:19 AM PDT by Politicalmom (Lazamataz for president!! NO MORE RINOS!!)
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To: JoeProBono

If I was that bunny I wouldn’t be buying any green bananas . . .


8 posted on 03/12/2012 11:12:18 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

You think it’s eerie; I think it’s heart warming.


9 posted on 03/12/2012 11:15:36 AM PDT by EnquiringMind
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10 posted on 03/12/2012 11:24:14 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Can’t we all get along?


11 posted on 03/12/2012 11:31:20 AM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: JoeProBono

Old Warner Brother’s cartoon - was a satire on the old news real features in the theater. One segment had a heart warming story of a zoo lion who had adopted a mouse as a pet. Showed the lion petting and loving the mouse. At the end of the segment the mouse looks at the camera and in a huge voice yells GET ME OUTTA HERE!!.


12 posted on 03/12/2012 11:47:55 AM PDT by DManA
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13 posted on 03/12/2012 11:47:55 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Thank you for a heart touching post, and for the great graphics.

Wishing for a long and warm friendship for Samantha and Panda.

May God bless.
Tatt


14 posted on 03/12/2012 11:59:59 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: JoeProBono

Nice post. Thanks!


15 posted on 03/12/2012 12:18:05 PM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands
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To: EnquiringMind

Agreed. Truly heartwarming.


16 posted on 03/12/2012 12:31:03 PM PDT by Utilizer (What does not kill you... -can sometimes damage you QUITE severely.)
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To: DManA

17 posted on 03/12/2012 1:00:08 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: thesearethetimes...

18 posted on 03/12/2012 1:02:32 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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19 posted on 03/12/2012 1:07:58 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Thank you! I love that, and even have it on my screen saver carousel :)

I have this one as well but it doesn’t have quite the same awwww factor ; ) http://imgfave.com/search/mad%20chick

Thank you Lord, for blessing our lives with animals.
Tatt


20 posted on 03/13/2012 11:18:21 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: DManA; JoeProBono

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1190772/What-squeak-Daring-mouse-whos-boss-scares-leopard-steals-lunch.html

Lol! Those would have been my thoughts. Not unlike the thread with the gentleman getting the once over by the Gorilla family : o

Amazing world we live in.

Thanks again for the great thread, JPB :)
May God bless.
Tatt


21 posted on 03/13/2012 11:38:26 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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