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Troop Leader Kelly

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Kelly, born April 11, 1987 at the Los Angeles Zoo, is the troop leader of Rapunzel, Glenda, and Evelyn. Kelly and Rapunzel are parents of the 3 1/2 year old Glenda. This silverback is known as the "gentle giant," and is a great troop leader and father.


Kelly was born to Chris (wild born who died April 18, 1997 in the Los Angeles Zoo) and Cleopatra (born July 23, 1978 in Los Angeles, and died November 9, 2000 at the Albuquerque's Rio Grande Zoo). Cleopatra's father was wild born Capt Jack, who died January 27, 1978 at the Los Angeles Zoo, and her mother, and grandmother of Kelly, was Sandy, who was wild born and died January 10, 1998 at the Los Angeles Zoo. Kelly and Rapunzel's offspring include Glenda, aka Tinga, and Tulivu. Glenda lives with parents Kelly and Rapunzel, but Tulivu lives in Albuquerque's Rio Grande Zoo because Rapunzel didn't know how to mother at the time of Tulivu's birth.


Western Lowland Gorilla

Campo Gorilla Reserve

Los Angeles Zoo



Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Subphylum: Vertebrata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Primates

Suborder: Haplorrhini

Family: Hominidae

Genus: Gorilla

Species: Gorilla gorilla




Los Angeles Zoo Gorilla Bios:


My Intro to Kelly:


Gorillas Bound for New Digs:


Gorillas in New Exhibit:


Campo Gorilla Reserve Opens:


When Kelly Turned 20 at Denver Zoo:,1299,DRMN_...


A Funny Pic of Kelly:

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Taken on November 14, 2008