From true love to stabbed-in-the-back love, from quick love to love that just won't die, View writers have chronicled looks at love in the '80s for Valentine's Day eve. Some of the names have been changed to protect the innocent, and the guilty, but all are true . . . even if love sometimes isn't.
Out at Griffith Park, Tzambo has found the gorilla of his dreams.
Tzambo, who'd never had much luck with the ladies even though he's considered good-looking as lowland gorillas go, and Evelyn, who heretofore was more interested in escape than in amour, "have forged a wonderful social bond," said L.A. Zoo director Dr. Warren Thomas.
And ecstatic zoo officials are thinking pink and blue. Tests last week confirmed that Evelyn, 11, and Tzambo, 15, are going to be parents, each for the first time. "I can't tell you they're happy because they don't know," Thomas said, "but we certainly are."
Tzambo (the T is silent) wasn't always "your basic, well-rounded gorilla," a spokeswoman explained, having been raised in a gorilla group of one female and three more aggressive males owned by a private collector in England. When he was sent to the San Diego Zoo, Tzambo had never had a serious relationship with a female.