London Zoo gorilla’s aggressive behaviour highlighted in Guardian Article

Even though the gorilla Kumbuka recently escaped from a London zoo enclosure and displayed aggressive behaviour, it does not necessarily indicate that the gorilla is miserable, said a Roehampton primate expert in an article in The Guardian. 

Posted: 17 October 2016

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Professor Stuart Semple
Stuart Semple, Professor in Evolutionary Anthropology in the Department of Life Sciences, whose research specialises in primate behaviour, communication, conservation and welfare, explains that it is not unusual for gorillas to show aggressive behaviour whether they are in the wild or within captivity.

Read the full article ‘London zoo gorilla broke enclosure glass twice before escape’ on the Guardian website.

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