Statue to Tacoma’s ‘Ivan the Gorilla’ to be erected at zoo

PRESS: Fox Q13

TACOMA — Do you remember Ivan the gorilla?

The massive primate, who was born in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, was captured in the wild as a baby and raised in the home of his Tacoma owner until 1969 when he got too big and was moved to a small enclosure at the B&I shopping center on South Tacoma Way; he stayed there for 27 years.

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