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Ivan was a western lowland gorilla who lived at Zoo Atlanta from 1995 – 2012. From his early beginnings as the “Shopping Mall Gorilla” in Tacoma, Washington, to his time here at Zoo Atlanta living among his own species in a naturalistic outdoor habitat, Ivan was a special individual and an incredible ambassador for all gorilla species.
Ivan - An Amazing Journey.
Ivan: an Amazing Journey ( from the Zoo Atlanta Website)
When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant who has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.
The One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate
Publication Date: 2020
Bob sets out on a dangerous journey in search of his long-lost sister with the help of his two best friends, Ivan and Ruby. As a hurricane approaches and time is running out, Bob finds courage he never knew he had and learns the true meaning of friendship and family.