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.
Dating Site for Gorillas Might Keep the Species Alive