May 18, 2007

"He got over the moat, which in itself is remarkable, because gorillas can't swim."

Gorillas can't swim... except when they can.

11 comments:

El Presidente said...

He was on his way to wine tasting class.

He would have made it too but he stopped for directions.

Pogo said...

That's what you get for making sex toys legal in Rotterdam. Even gorillas will learn to swim just to find them.

Alabama's safer the way it is.

Cyrus Pinkerton said...

This item reminds me of the stories of Ken Allen at the San Diego zoo...

Ken Allen was the name given to a Bornean orangutan at the San Diego Zoo. He became one of the most popular animals in the history of the San Diego Zoo because of his many successful escapes from his enclosures.

Ken Allen was born in captivity at the San Diego Zoo in 1971. During the 1980s, Ken Allen gained worldwide attention for a series of three escapes from his enclosure, which had been thought to be escape-proof. During his escapes, Ken Allen would peacefully stroll around the zoo looking at other animals, and never acted violently or aggressively towards zoo patrons or other animals. Zookeepers were initially stymied over how Ken Allen had managed to escape. They began surveillance of his enclosure to try to catch him in the act, only to find that Ken Allen seemed to be aware that he was being watched for that very purpose. This forced zookeepers to go "undercover", posing as tourists to learn Ken Allen's escape route, but Ken Allen wasn't fooled. Moreover, other orangutans began following Ken Allen's lead and began escaping from the enclosure. Zoo officials eventually hired experienced rock climbers to find every finger, toe, and foothold within the enclosure and spent $40,000.00 to eliminate them. Ken Allen's ability to "outwit" his keepers, as well as his docile demeanor during his escapes, resulted in fame and adoration from zoo patrons, and numerous fan clubs, bumper stickers, and songs were created as a tribute to the wily orangutan.

Tim said...

And now Ken Allen has a Diary at Daily Kos.

It’s very popular too. His readers empathize.

Bissage said...
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Bissage said...

It’s a terrible thing that Bokito bit that poor woman but she really shouldn’t have laughed at the tiny engine under his hood.

Fay Wray knew better.

Tim said...

What do you mean, "knew"?

Was that in the Director's cut?

NE2d said...

Ken Allen was the name given to a Bornean orangutan at the San Diego Zoo

And now Ken Allen has a Diary at Daily Kos.


Not only that, but he's also an ethically challenged ambulance chaser here in Indiana. Not bad for a gorilla.

hdhouse said...

but then I ask myself "why do pigs fly"? i dunno. they just do.

Cyrus Pinkerton said...

Not bad for a gorilla.

Having met Kenny Allen "up close and personal" on one occasion at the zoo, I can assure you he wasn't a gorilla.

TMink said...

Where does a 400 pound gorilla swim?

Anywhere he wants to.

Trey