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California Gorilla Treated for Cataract

SAN DIEGO — A team of eye experts has operated on an unusual patient — a gorilla. A cataract was removed on Dec. 10 from the left eye of a 3-year-old western lowland gorilla who lives at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, the park announced Monday. The gorilla, named Leslie, was...

RIP: Koko the Gorilla Who Knew Sign Language & Made Robin Williams Laugh

WOODSIDE, Calif. — Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, raised kittens and once playfully tried on the glasses of the late actor Robin Williams, has died. She was 46. The Gorilla Foundation says the western lowland gorilla died in her sleep at the foundation's preserve in California's Santa Cruz...