MELBOURNE’S favourite gorilla Yakini has been given the health tick of approval after a date with the doctor.

The king of Werribee Open Range Zoo captured the hearts of people across the world when he was born by caesarean in 1999.

Pictured at just three days old, the silverback gorilla weighed just 2.6 kilograms. Now he tips the scales at 192 kilograms.

The zoo’s vets were very pleased with the results of the health check, as Yakini passed with flying colours.



Article from the Herald Sun