Milwaukee County Zoo's gorillas have a new renovated yard
Northwestern Mutual donated $100,000 to the Zoological Society of Milwaukee for the gorillas' renovated yard. The donation was combined with money raised by the Society's 2013-14 Annual Appeal to pay for the project.
\"All winter, the primates staff have been eagerly watching as each new rock, hill, or climbing structure was added to the Gorilla Yard,” says Trish Khan, Milwaukee County Zoo curator of primates and small mammals. “As the gorillas have been introduced to the new, enriched environment, it has been wonderful to watch our silverback peacefully survey his family from the highest rock while the girls try to choose a new favorite spot to rest. It's really hard to tell who is more excited, the gorillas or their zookeepers.”