These sunnies are inspired by Denver Zoo’s bachelor gorilla trio Mbeli, Kali, and Gunther. Rumor has it they’re getting a TV show: Tree’s Company. [BA-DUM-TSS!] Thank you! We’ll be here all night. And by “here” we mean the Great Apes Exhibit. We just learned their favorite song: “I’m Bringing Silverback.” [BA-DUM-TSS!] Thank you -- aaand now security is making us leave. Reminds us of a movie: Gorilla, Interrupted -- OW!!!! Okay!!! We’re going!!!
All proceeds from the sale of these sunglasses go to support the wildlife conservation and education initiatives of the non-profit Denver Zoo.
Denver Zoo tells us that western lowland gorillas are listed as critically endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Their primary threats include logging, agriculture and poaching through their native ranges in Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Congo. Mbeli, Kali and Gunther became Denver Zoo's new troop of gorillas at the recommendation of the Association of Zoo and Aquariums Gorilla Species Survival Plan—which ensures a healthy, genetically diverse population of gorillas in human care, is an increasingly important insurance policy for the species as wild populations decline in the face of mounting threats.
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