A death in the family

  • Article by: DAVID JOLES , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 25, 2010 - 11:11 AM

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mamazogMay. 25, 1011:08 AM

....and by all appearances 100% emotionally similar. That picture is worth 1000 words, indeed. Hopefully the pals that Gordy left behind will support each other and learn to be happy.

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bjflorida28May. 25, 1011:55 AM

The previous comment says it all. I just hope they can find some ways to help the guys get through it. I would really like a feel good story about Schroeder and Togo moving on and happy.

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shildeinmnMay. 25, 1012:44 PM

For shame, hatesredstar! Politicizing the unfortunate demise of poor Gordy and mocking genuine feelings of sorrow by his comrades is just a nasty, selfish thing to do. So you hate the newspaper and you want to slam the president -- take it to a different place. This is not the appropriate venue. I'm not a big fan of gorillas, but I enjoy watching them, and I do believe they are extremely intelligent animals who feel things strongly. This is just more evidence. I have confidence in the Como staff, though, that they'll do what's best for Schroeder and Togo.

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radagastMay. 25, 10 1:10 PM

There are days I regret the invention of the Web, because it provides a medium for bitter, hateful people to spew their venom everywhere. I do feel sorry for hatesredstar though - anyone who's life is so shallow and miserable that they can't read a story about a suffering being, human or not, without posting poison-tipped political sarcasm must be a truly unhappy person. Perhaps he'll seek professional help. He certainly needs to find some genuine meaning in his life. mamazog is absolutely right - there is little significant difference between humans and other primates, and emotionally, there is none. We've all experienced the pain of loss of a loved one. Here's hoping Schroeder finds some comfort.

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swinkelmMay. 25, 10 2:44 PM

How sad. I hope Schroeder and Togo are doing okay - it must really be hard on them. It would be nice to hear how they are doing with the loss later on.

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kkirkkathieMay. 25, 10 2:46 PM

Those poor 2 boys missing their brother. It would be funny if we found out gorillas were actually smarter than us. Some people don't mourn like those two left behind. I pray they pull through and are able to move on.

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ceemarieMay. 25, 10 2:50 PM

Thank you Como Zoo staff. These animals continue to be my family's favorite and I know you take good care of them.

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daniel1956May. 25, 10 5:16 PM

It's interesting to see the red letters at the end of the comments section, where it says: Comments will be reviewed before being published. "Hatredstar" shows that they'll allow anything to be published here. I suppose that's best, though. That way we can decide for ourselves what's worthy of reading. And who's not.

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