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How Will Harambe's Death Affect The Other Cincinnati Zoo Gorillas? See What An Expert Has To Say!

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Gorillas are remarkably similar to humans, which means they cope with loss the same way we do.

This rings especially true for the remaining gorillas living at the Cincinnati Zoo, who experts say will need emotional support in the wake of the death of 17-year-old silverback gorilla Harambe on Saturday.

Dr. Penny Patterson — co-founder of The Gorilla Foundation — says the great apes could face a "classic sort of human depression" following the tragic loss.

Related: Wrong Mom Attacked On Facebook Over Harambe's Death

The animal psychologist began her studies in 1972 with a 1-year-old western lowland gorilla Koko, who used sign language to express her grief after suffering multiple losses over the years.

Patterson remembered:

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Wrong Mom Attacked On Facebook Over The Death Of Harambe The Gorilla! See The Classy Way She Handled It!

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After not paying close attention to her kid at the Cincinnati Zoo resulted in the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old gorilla, Michelle Gregg has become quite a controversial figure.

On Saturday, Gregg's unsupervised 4-year-old son fell into the enclosure of Harambe the silverback gorilla, who was shot and killed by zoo officials over concern for the child's safety.

While many understood this tragedy could have been prevented, some opinionated critics took it upon themselves to personally threaten the boy's mother on Facebook.

Related: Jane Goodall Responds To The Death Of Harambe The Gorilla!

But in the typical fashion of the vociferous online community, the angry accusers didn't stop to make sure they were coming at the right mom with their pitchforks.

That's right — a totally unrelated Michelle Gregg has been receiving angry messages from people who didn't bother to check if they had the right person before firing off a string of hateful threats and ill-wishes.

While the real Gregg reportedly deleted her social media presence after defending her actions on Facebook, the other Gregg changed her profile picture to a photo of herself with her son, with large letters:

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Scorpion Babies Stick With Mama At Cincinatti Zoo

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Delivering one baby is hard enough…but TWENTY-FIVE of them?!

The Cincinatti Zoo welcomes another gaggle of Emperor scorpions to their Insectorium, which features arachnids and insects.

The zoo is one of the only places that actually BREEDS the world's largest scorpion so these 25 have a lot of cousins!

Check out the video (above) to see Mama takes her babes for a ride!

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Baby Barn Owl Welcomed At Cincinnati Zoo!

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Welcome to the world, Jasper!

A five week old barn owl named Jasper is being hand raised at the Cincinnati Zoo and he is too cute!

Born in St. Louis, MO, the baby barn owl is being raised as an outreach animal, where he will greet visitors, visit students and travel the Tri-State area.

Check out the video above to see the cutie Jasper!

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