Thursday, March 22, 2012
Similiar to all the CHA residents they shipped to the suburbs...JoJo the gorilla moving from Chicago zoo to `burbs
JoJo the silverback gorilla is leaving Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo for a new home in the suburbs.
And zoo officials hope he'll start a family once he's there.
The 31-year-old is being moved from the North Side to Brookfield Zoo in the western suburbs.
There are female gorillas at Brookfield who zoo officials hope the 485-pound ape will mate with.
Two female gorillas are also leaving Lincoln Park Zoo as part of a breeding program. They'll go to zoos in Kansas City and Columbus, Ohio.
A goodbye birthday party will be held for JoJo on April 10.
In more moves, two young male apes will arrive at Lincoln Park this summer to share a habitat with two other males who live there.