Cookie the Gorilla
Likes: Singing in the shower
Stats: Cookie is a Lowland Gorilla and, while they’re the least endangered of the gorilla species, their numbers are still dropping 2% a year due to foresting and poaching.
To talk about: Gorillas are special because they show their feelings just like us! They pout when they’re sad and jump up and down when they’re happy – ask your child to take Cookie around the zoo doing things that make her happy. What’s her favourite snack? Favourite way to pass the time?
You can mention that something that makes her unhappy is when humans come in and cut down trees from her forest home. How could you cheer her up again? Any suggestion goes – from planting more trees to teaching your friends about conservation!