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Voluntary MacResource Birthday Extravaganza: WillyB
Posted by: rgG
Date: January 24, 2006 07:51AM
Today is WillyB’s birthday. We are so glad that WillyB has joined the new Forum and would like to wish him a Super Happy Birthday today. Here’s hoping you get to eat lots of cake and open many presents on this, your special day.

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Re: Voluntary MacResource Birthday Extravaganza: WillyB
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: January 24, 2006 08:00AM
I thought WillyB was gone, but not forgotten!! PROOF that given a Mac and very little time......



Willie B. came to the United States in 1961 from his homeland in Cameroon. Originally, he represented all that was wrong with the Municipal Zoo. Kept in a small cage with only a black and white television for company and a tire swing for exercise, it was his bleak existence that officials tried to defend when Atlanta's zoo ended up at the top of a list of the 10 worst zoos in the country in 1984. There was talk of closing the zoo and taking Willie B. back to the lowland jungles of Cameroon, but the people of Atlanta have a long history of "resurgence." Rather than give up the zoo hired Terry Maples to oversee the creation of an animal habitat.

From the ashes of the Municipal Zoo rose Zoo Atlanta, and Willie B.'s new home, the Ford African Rain Forest. In 1988 the noble primate was free for the first time in over twenty five years. He entered his new home, briefly looked it over, then walked to the top of a small hill and claimed it as his. He was frequently pictured sitting on top of that hill in solitude.

Veterinarians were afraid that Willie B. would not be compatible with other silverback gorillas, but the successful introduction of three females brought Willie companionship and, in 1994, his first offspring. A fourth female was introduced to the family later, and Willie eventually sired a total of 5 gorillas.

In December 1999 41-year old Willie B. contracted pneumonia and he died on February 2, 2000.


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Re: Voluntary MacResource Birthday Extravaganza: WillyB
Posted by: lafinfil
Date: January 24, 2006 08:11AM
Not *THAT* Willey B you knucklehead --

OUR Willy B !


Happy Birthday Willy





Here comes the Cakemobile !







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Re: Voluntary MacResource Birthday Extravaganza: WillyB
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: January 24, 2006 08:12AM
(could be his spirit....)
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Re: Voluntary MacResource Birthday Extravaganza: WillyB
Posted by: Pam
Date: January 24, 2006 09:43AM
Happy Birthday Willy!
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Re: Voluntary MacResource Birthday Extravaganza: WillyB
Posted by: Golfer
Date: January 24, 2006 10:46AM
Happy B-Day Willy!
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Re: Voluntary MacResource Birthday Extravaganza: WillyB
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: January 24, 2006 10:46AM

Happy Day, WillyB. . .

Fear the 'BELL


drinking smiley cheers





Bill
Flagler Beach, FL 32136

Carpe Vino!

Fermentation may have been a greater discovery than fire.
— David Rains Wallace
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Re: Voluntary MacResource Birthday Extravaganza: WillyB
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: January 24, 2006 11:16AM
Uber Happy B-day Willy!

(and no Free Willy jokes)

:-)



_____________________________________

I reject your reality and substitute my own!
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Re: Voluntary MacResource Birthday Extravaganza: WillyB
Posted by: GeneL
Date: January 24, 2006 11:20AM
Just an impromptu poll:

How many gorillas are members of the Macresources Forum?

… and are you a switcher from DM?

… what do you think about gorilla movies? Do you have a favorite?

Happy Birthday, WillyB!
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Re: Voluntary MacResource Birthday Extravaganza: WillyB
Posted by: WillyB
Date: January 24, 2006 01:24PM
Thank! WillyB loves you!
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Re: Voluntary MacResource Birthday Extravaganza: WillyB
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: January 24, 2006 02:18PM
Speaking as the gorilla that was looking under Jane Goodall's clothes..........


"OOH OOH OOH AAH AAH AAH!!!"
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