gorilla : Rirako

GAIN ID numberGAIN ID number
We assinged GAIN original IDs based on the domestic studbook numbers.
:0035    (2012-05-02Updated)
International studbook number: 1218
Name Rirako
Sex Female
Species or Subspecies G. g. gorilla
Date of birth 1967?
Place of birth Wild (unknown)
Current facility Ueno Zoological Gardens
The individual's international breed registry number is 1218, and her international notation is Rirako. Because of poor footwork, she cannot come down to the moat. She learned how to scream when being chased by Bulbul. She is close to Pieko. She is the eldest female in Ueno Zoological Gardens, and she plays a role to calm down new males.
This individual is a quiet and courageous mother with a frank character. She can associate with anyone. In general, she is not aggressive to other individuals. However, when she is attacked, she vigorously counterattacks. When a female is attacked by a male, she instantly goes to the female for protection. She is very popular with females.
Life history
1967? Rirako was born in Wild.
1977.09.21 Rirako gave birth to Rola  {0059}  whose father was Gonta.
1993.07.04 Rirako moved to Ueno Zoological Gardens.
1993.10.24 Rola moved to Ueno Zoological Gardens.
1996 Gorilla Forest was completed in Ueno Zoological Gardens
2004.03.29 Rirako was belonged to Ueno Zoological Gardens.
2007.11.12 Rirako died from squamous cell carcinoma.
Research results using samples from this individual

Selection of Apes