Dating Site for Gorillas Might Keep the Species Alive
on 15 February 2018
From a studbook to a reproductive-management center, many advanced resources have been put into the protection of western lowland gorillas, a species that's considered critically endangered. One such component happens to be a dating site, built upon an algorithm developed in the late '80s (which predates human dating sites and apps). It's all a part of the Washington-based Association of Zoos and Aquariums's Gorilla Species Survival Plan, and the ever-developing algorithm takes into consideration gene pool, age and even personal chemistry. Read more, including one particularly successful love story, at the New Yorker.