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Sexist Gorilla Evicted From Dallas Zoo, Set For Therapy


A sexist gorilla has been evicted from a zoo in Dallas, and he will now be forced to undergo therapy to address his behaviour.

Patrick, the name of the gorilla, apparently sneered at various female gorillas and then also bit one of them too.

The 195-kilogram western lowland gorilla was previously an incumbent at the Texas zoo, but will now be moved to the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens in Columbia, South Carolina.

This particular institution has helped to recuperate animals who have had various behavioural issues.

Dallas Zoo admitted that Patrick doesn’t actually have any problems with human beings, but when it comes to gorillas he has a rather sexist attitude.

Workers at Dallas Zoo have previously looked to make him socialise with other gorillas, especially females, however he has repeatedly attacked them instead.

Laurie Holloway, a spokeswoman for the Dallas Zoo, “It’s not like we haven’t tried, he’s been here for 18 years.”

Unfortunately, Patrick has only ever had one friend that he was close too, Jabari. However, Jabari was killed by Dallas police after he escaped from his cage in 2004 and injured three people. He was only stopped when officers shot him dead.

This only exacerbated Patrick’s harsh behaviour, and because of this he was kept in his own cage, separate from his fellow gorillas.

The Dallas Zoo decided to kick Patrick out because they have recently picked up two new male gorillas from Calgary. One of these includes Zola, a breakdancing gorilla whose recent video went viral.

You can check out his talents below:

Since moving to South Carolina, Patrick has been separated from the other three gorillas in the compound, but he is able to smell and see them, which will help him to feel comfortable around his new neighbors.

Do you feel sorry for Patrick the sexist gorilla?

[Image via Dennis Donohue/Shutterstock]

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13 Responses to “Sexist Gorilla Evicted From Dallas Zoo, Set For Therapy”

  1. Cindi Lundstrom

    They did the wrong thing when they killed his partner and then ostracized him…dumb idiot humans!!!

  2. Dae Hue

    Hello!!!! They killed his Partner and then treated him like an outcast. Now that they have shiny new Gorillas they want to send him to therapy?

  3. Christian Simmons

    Long story short: a weirdo zoo in Dallas has decided to send an alpha gorilla to therapy because he doesn't treat the girl gorillas right… but the last bit of the story convinced me this world has lost its damn mind. I believe I just witnessed a gorilla break-dancing.

  4. Joelle Greene

    Hello zoo gay is not a choice therapy wont help Patrick in fact I think the only therapy needed is the fool who is in charge of these animals

  5. David Woods Jr.

    His friend (Jabari) was killed in 2004 after chasing and biting three people; the whole incident cost the city more than 2.2 M dollars. Patrick was ostracized because he kept biting other gorillas; moreover, according to the story, the problems got worse after the death of his friend, but the implication is that there were problems prior.

  6. Peggy Sue Smith

    Of course they evicted the gay gorilla it is Texas after all…But REALLY is South Carolina any better?

  7. Christoph Blessing

    Gorillas cannot be sexist, plain and simple. only morons would think they could be sexist. is this all the inquisiter can do for news? This "news" organization needs to be shut down if they cant find anything more important, (bengazi,obamacare being shit, people losing jobs cause employers have to meet obamacare requirements, full work week becoming 30hours instead of 40 hours, thus people making less money, thus people becoming poor, etc.).

  8. Trevor Severtson

    i really thought he was sexist towards human women. that would have been so much funnier.

  9. Trevor Severtson

    i really thought he was sexist towards human women. that would have been so much funnier.

  10. Amber Nicole

    That zoo is in the wrong refusing to acknowledge that Patrick is gay and that he does not like the female gorillas like that and stop trying to change him and accept him for who he is.

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