Zoo Hopes Video Will Help Longtime Primate Bachelor
Technique Has Seen Success At Other Zoos
POSTED: 11:54 am EDT June 20, 2004
UPDATED: 11:57 am EDT June 20, 2004
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Zoo officials in New Orleans are hoping to inspire a bachelor gorilla to mate by showing him gorilla sex videos.
So far, he likes watching TV but hasn't been inspired to mimic the action.
The 21-year-old Casey has been living at the Audubon Zoo for two years. He gets along with three females, but when their reproductive cycles peak, Casey gets intimidated.
The Gorilla Foundation estimates the western lowland gorilla population at no more than 35,000 in the wild and 550 in captivity. Other zoos have used the sex-video technique with gorillas, with some success.
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