Today I say goodbye to JJ our male Silverback Gorilla. He always kept his females in check and was a true gentleman. Gorillas are critically endangered because of the bushmeat trade (killing & eating/ selling of endangered animals meat), Colton (the material used in most cellphones that is mined in Congo, Africa) and deforestation. Gorillas are one of the most phenomenal apes and their numbers have decreased at such a rapid rate that there is less than 2,500 left in the wild and no one in the future will get to witness their beauty if we don’t do something about conserving them. It’s never easy to say goodbye to the animals I have worked with over the past 3 years with.. But I know he’s in a better place now. JJ will forever be in my heart and never forgotten ๐Ÿ’•I will continue to show my dedication to conservation and love, to continue his species.  (at Zoo Miami )

Today I say goodbye to JJ our male Silverback Gorilla. He always kept his females in check and was a true gentleman. Gorillas are critically endangered because of the bushmeat trade (killing & eating/ selling of endangered animals meat), Colton (the material used in most cellphones that is mined in Congo, Africa) and deforestation. Gorillas are one of the most phenomenal apes and their numbers have decreased at such a rapid rate that there is less than 2,500 left in the wild and no one in the future will get to witness their beauty if we don’t do something about conserving them. It’s never easy to say goodbye to the animals I have worked with over the past 3 years with.. But I know he’s in a better place now. JJ will forever be in my heart and never forgotten ๐Ÿ’•I will continue to show my dedication to conservation and love, to continue his species. (at Zoo Miami )