We are happy to share, thanks to the work of many contributors, archival pdfs* of the Gorilla Gazette, a newsletter about gorilla care and conservation published from 1987-2013.
In 1987 a group of gorilla keepers at the Columbus Zoo conceptualized and created the Gorilla Gazette newsletter. We recognized how fortunate we were to work at a zoo that not only listened to, but valued and backed the ideas of their keepers – many ideas which were considered quite radical 35 years ago. Through Gazette, we were committed to creating a platform for all keepers, giving voice to their decades of experience with the hope that by sharing their information it would and could change gorilla husbandry. Eventually we expanded our scope to include the voices from those who studied gorillas in the wild – another source of invaluable information. We cannot begin to thank enough the Columbus Zoo that backed (both philosophically and financially) the initiatives that came out of the Ape House at that time – exhibit design and husbandry changes, the Gorilla Gazette, the Gorilla Workshop and the Gorilla Surrogate Program – all of which we think had a profound effect on gorilla husbandry in the intervening years.
1987 Gorilla Keeper Staff:
Adele Absi (Dodge)
*Viewers with a Box account can directly open the below pdf links. If you would like to receive the files through another file sharing service, please contact us.
- Index by author, institution and title (1987-1995) appears on pages 12-15 of the Jan 1996 issue.
- Index of articles (1987-2000) appears on pages 49-55 of the 2002 issue.
- A table of contents appears on back of each issue from 2004-2009.
- There were no issues in 1998, 2001 or 2010.
- Questions? Please contact Beth Armstrong.