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Ivan: The Remarkable True Story Of The Shopping Mall Gorilla

7 minutes 51 seconds

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Born in 1962 and captured as a baby, Ivan was brought to a mall in Tacoma, Washington. For 27 years shoppers flocked to the mall to see Ivan, but public pressure built until a better way of life for Ivan was found at Zoo Atlanta. From the Congo to America, and from a local business attraction to a national symbol of animal welfare, Ivan the Shopping Mall Gorilla traveled an astonishing distance in miles and in impact. This is a true story based on the book by Katherine Applegate.

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Runtime: 7 minutes 51 seconds

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    Rachael B. (Hanover, MA)
    June 24th, 2020 at 05:45 PM

    Great introduction to "The One and Only Ivan" by Katherine Applegate to help students make visual connections to the printed story.