Little Joe and Okie

Little Joe and Okie

Little Joe, is a western lowland gorilla who currently resides at Franklin Park Zoo.  He can be seen at the state-of-the-art exhibit inside the Tropical Forest along with six other gorillas who call the Zoo home. Born on February 6th, 1993, Joe began to finger paint when he was 12 years old as an enrichment exercise designed to provide intellectual stimulation. 

His medium is non-toxic finger paints on paper.


Okie (Okpara) is a western lowland gorilla who currently resides at The Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana. Born on July 11th, 1993 at the Bronx Zoo, Okie began to finger paint at the Franklin Park Zoo when he was 12 years old as an enrichment exercise designed to provide intellectual stimulation.

His medium is non-toxic finger paints on paper.

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