Gentle Gorilla Befriends Green Anole

The Dodo provides the full details, but here’s the gist: “I was at the zoo watching the gorilla exhibit [at the San Diego Zoo], and that little lizard came up and just froze when the gorilla started playing with it. He picked it up by the tail a few times, poked at it, but never killed it.”

As Yoel Stuart reported previously in AA‘s pagesAnolis carolinensis has become established at the San Diego Zoo. Who knows which of the zoo’s denizens will be the next to adopt an anole?

About Jonathan Losos

Professor and Curator of Herpetology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University. I've spent my entire professional career studying anoles and have discovered that the more I learn about anoles, the more I realize I don't know.

2 thoughts on “Gentle Gorilla Befriends Green Anole

  1. Isn’t the Dodo too anthropomorphic and out of touch with reality sometimes? I don’t argue that it always gives trass information, but everything there has to be taken with a grane of salt. Anyway, gorillas are known to build good relationships with other animals. I don’t remember exact details, but in another zoo a gorilla had adopted a cat.

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