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Young Ivan the gorilla featured in home movies

Larry Johnston shares his family's home movies of Ivan the gorilla from the 1960s. Check out Ivan as a baby. The world-famous gorilla lived with the Johnstons for three years, until he was 60 pounds and proved too big and powerful to remain in the home. He was moved to Tacoma's B&I shopping center, where he lived from 1967 to 1994. Ivan died in August 2012 at Zoo Atlanta.

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Young Ivan the gorilla featured in home movies

Larry Johnston shares his family's home movies of Ivan the gorilla from the 1960s. Check out Ivan as a baby. The world-famous gorilla lived with the Johnstons for three years, until he was 60 pounds and proved too big and powerful to remain in the home. He was moved to Tacoma's B&I shopping center, where he lived from 1967 to 1994. Ivan died in August 2012 at Zoo Atlanta.
Dean J. Koepfler Ivan footage courtesy of Larry Johnston
Young Ivan the gorilla featured in home movies 18:57

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VIDEO: Cousin of victim talks about 25-year sentence for fatal University Place shooting 01:33

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