New at the Zoo - Primate

Category: Primate

Meet Gracie, the Zoo's new gorilla

Gracie is the newest gorilla at the Zoo, arriving in August. Zoo staff hopes that Gracie’s arrival will bring about a successful gorilla breeding, a potential first in Fort Worth Zoo’s history. Although Gracie has never been a mother, she had extensive interaction with a baby gorilla in her former troop at the Oklahoma City Zoo and is believed to have mothering potential. Gracie is also a twin – a rare occurrence in gorilla births. Gracie can be found exploring her new exhibit... Read More
Posted by Katie Kreder at Monday, September 15, 2014

World of Primates welcomes female mandrill

The World of Primates ’ newest member is a female mandrill ( Mandrillus sphinx ). Most known for its vivid coloring, the mandrill has a red and blue muzzle and a bluish-purple rump (the coloring is more pronounced in males than in females and juveniles). Many animals do not have color vision, but primates are an exception. This particular primate uses its color vision for a special purpose: The mandrill’s bright coloration makes it easier for the monkey to locate other members of... Read More
Posted by Katie Kreder at Tuesday, July 15, 2014