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For These Gorillas, Swiping Right Is a Means of Survival

Baraka and Calaya are like many modern couples. They met through an algorithm, navigated a long-distance relationship and eventually settled down to have a baby. But for these Western Lowland Gorillas—with their genetics, personality and individual needs perfectly aligned—successful digital matchmaking isn’t about romance. It’s a means of survival.

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