From THE URBAN GORILLA. Produced, written & directed by Allison Argo in 1992 and narrated by Glenn Close, this award-winning film was a catalyst for Ivan's move to Zoo Atlanta. Though Ivan's story is sad one, it ultimately had a happy ending.
Ivan is my favorite. Ivan, a silverback gorilla who lived for 27 years in a Tacoma, Wash., shopping mall, chews on his finger at the Atlanta Zoo in The story was the inspiration for Katherine Applegate's book The One and Only Ivan.
This is a must see video clip to show while reading The One and Only Ivan. "The Urban Gorilla" shows the actual footage of the true events that took place the day a child fell into the gorilla pit. This abridged version makes the gorilla into a real hero.
What teacher doesn't love to use novels in the classroom? As a STEM coordinator, I am always looking for creative ways for teachers to integrate STEM engineering and design challenges into their classroom activities.