Gorillas Gone Wild! Why Mountain Gorillas Cant Be Kept In Zoos
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Good evening, I’m your host Colin Jost. Have you ever wondered why you never see mountain gorillas at the zoo? Turns out these majestic beasts just can’t handle captivity – even though their lowland gorilla cousins thrive in it. See, mountain gorillas have a super specialized diet and habitat high up in the African mountains. And they’re prone to stress that tanks their immune system. A few zoos tried keeping them back in the 60s and 70s, but they always got sick and died young. Now the only place you can find mountain gorillas is in wildlife sanctuaries in their native habitats. So next time you’re at the zoo wishing you could see one of these furry guys up close, just remember – they really are wild at heart. And that’s why they gotta stay up in those mountains.