Ohio Cops in Search of Violent Banana

Max Read · 07/09/11 12:15PM

Attention, residents of Strongville, Ohio! A possibly-violent banana (-costumed person) is on the loose, having assaulted a man wearing a gorilla costume outside a cell phone store. "I noticed a kid in the bushes. Then he just emerged, dressed up as a banana, and sprinted as fast as he could at our gorilla," manager Brandon Parham, told WJW-TV. "He just looked like a Spartan from that movie 300, except he was a banana." How does such a thing happen? Who is responsible? When will WJW reporter Melissa Reid get an award for this sentence: "Police say the person dressed up as a banana split and headed south on Pearl Road"? We may never know. Police, we are told, "believe it was a prank." [WJW-TV]

Psycho Gorilla Dad Kills Baby Gorilla During Family Fight

Jeff Neumann · 05/14/11 12:38PM

Poor little Tiny the lowland gorilla is dead after sustaining injuries caused during an attack by his surrogate father Kesho, who was apparently became "jealous" of the defenseless tot and started a fatal fight. Kesho is definitely on our "Worst Gorillas in the World" list today.

Fat American Gorillas Cured by Salad Diet

Max Read · 02/21/11 01:07AM

Gorillas are so much like us! Not in the sense that they're magical creatures filled with empathy and understanding or whatever; in the sense that the ones who live in the U.S. are fat-asses dying of heart disease who love to throw up eat their own vomit in order "to taste sugar again and again." Really! Heart disease is the number-one killer among the type of gorillas that live in the U.S., and zoo gorillas really do barf up their meals and eat them again, apparently four times an hour on average—even though their diet consists entirely of totally delicious-looking, definitely healthy and not-at-all gross red vitamin biscuits!

Baby Gorilla Named "Tiny" Takes First Steps

Marisa Gladstone · 02/15/11 03:45PM

A 3-month-old baby gorilla named Tiny, who is the first gorilla to be born at the London Zoo in 20 years, takes his first steps. Miracle of life never ceases to conjure up a resounding, "awww!"

This Gorilla Walks Upright Like a Man

Matt Cherette · 01/27/11 03:06PM

It's Thursday, so what better a time to show you a video of a gorilla walking upright like a man—and like a boss, naturally—while all of the other gorillas look on in jealousy? That's what I thought, y'all.

Gorilla Gets A Kitten

Elaine Moran · 03/31/10 02:11PM

Koko the gorilla has had several pet cats, and today she is picking a new one! She selects Tigger, a little orange and white ball of adorable.

Gorilllas Hunt For Cupcakes

Allison Oldfather · 12/16/09 10:30AM

These gorillas get the equivalent of an Easter egg hunt when their handlers hide cupcakes all over their home. Watch them discover and eat them. Yummmm. Cupcakes.

The "Fridge Gorilla" Prank

David Matthews · 12/11/09 12:00PM

The best pranks use a tired cliche, like a costume, and give it a new spin, like "Gorilla where there normally would not be a gorilla."