JoJo the Gorilla Moves from Chicago to Suburbs - NBC Chicago

JoJo the Gorilla Moves from Chicago to Suburbs

Zoo officials hope he'll start a family once he's at Brookfield Zoo

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    JoJo the Gorilla Moves from Chicago to Suburbs
    Lincoln Park Zoo
    JoJo the silverback gorilla

    JoJo the silverback gorilla is leaving Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo for a new home in the suburbs.

    And zoo officials hope he'll start a family once he's there.

    The 31-year-old is being moved from the city's North Side to Brookfield Zoo in the western suburbs.

    There are female gorillas at Brookfield who zoo officials hope the 485-pound ape will mate with.

    Two female gorillas are also leaving Lincoln Park Zoo as part of a breeding program. They'll go to zoos in Kansas City and Columbus, Ohio.

    A goodbye birthday party will be held for JoJo on April 10.

    In more moves, two young male apes will arrive at Lincoln Park this summer to share a habitat with two other males who live there.