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Connecticut 1895 - Wild Man May Be A Gorilla


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How could it have escaped from a Circus years ago before 1895? The first live gorilla to be shipped to America was in 1897 and it died 4 days after it made landfall in America.

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Good point.  And I believe that the gorilla in question was a baby?  It is possible that other primates - chimps, orangutans, whatever - were shipped to the US and just known as "gorillas" among the masses.  I had started researching the introduction of gorillas into the US, but have misplaced that file.  

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