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Ivan: The Remarkable Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla

Next Airing: Wed, Apr 15th, 2020 at 9:50 AM on KUED-HD
Length: 00:07:49
Usage rights: 7/1/2016 to 6/30/2021

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Born in 1962 and captured as a baby, Ivan was brought to a Tacoma, Washington, mall to attract shoppers in 1964 where he lived for 27 years. Public pressure built until a better way of life for Ivan was found at Zoo Atlanta. From the Congo to America, and from a local business attraction to a national symbol of animal welfare, Ivan the Shopping Mall Gorilla traveled an astonishing distance in miles and in impact. This is the true story and includes photographs and facts.


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