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Zoo’s Conservation & Science Staff Treats Gorilla Heart Disease with Plant-Strong Diet!

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4 Responses to “Zoo’s Conservation & Science Staff Treats Gorilla Heart Disease with Plant-Strong Diet!”

  1. I had no idea that zoos fed animals processed food. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry! Did I miss something or did the narrator not mention anything about the implications of this for all humans? Or is this just so obvious that it doesn’t need to even be spoken?

    Thanks for sharing this!

  2. Art Ross says:

    Great information in this study. When will you have the results of the follow up cardiac ultrasound and will you let us know through engine2diet.com?

  3. GorillaFit says:

    ha ha looks like the gorilla read the Engine 2 Diet… which is why they are getting use to they are eating the new food. :-)

  4. While this is a terrific story, and I’m really happy to see the progress being made, I think your headline is a bit misleading here. The gorillas weren’t eating any animal products before. They were eating a plant-based calorie-dense biscuit. So maybe you want to frame this as, “reducing processed foods helps gorillas.” I don’t mean to sound nit-picky, as it’s important work that they’re doing. Having worked at a zoo myself, I know how much they care about the animals, and the high quality of food they use. It’s another reminder that whole foods, real food, are best for us AND our primate cousins.

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