Tuesday, December 07, 2004

ZOO NEWS - New Gorilla statue

The Seattle Times has this article about "a new life-size bronze statue of an adult male silverback gorilla", newly installed in Woodland Park Zoo.
The newest statue and the two others are the works of Whidbey Island artist Georgia Gerber. The piece is a donation from the family of James Foster, the zoo's veterinarian from 1971 through 1987 and acting zoo director from 1974 to 1975.

Foster was instrumental in establishing the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Center in Rwanda, Africa, where he developed a health plan for mountain gorillas and remained active until his death in 1997 at age 67.