Amy Hadden

Amy Hadden is a senior at the University of Florida in the College of Journalism and Communications. Her major is telecommunication, pursuing a career in broadcast journalism upon graduation.


​Amy fills her spare time volunteering at organizations throughout Jacksonville. In addition to her passion for community work, she loves cooking, writing and relaxing at home with her fiancé and two crazy dogs.

Updated 11:15 a.m.

The Jacksonville Zoo hopes its gorilla Kumbuka will soon become a first-time mom. But Kumbuka’s journey to motherhood has been complicated by the recent discovery that she’s deaf.  

Jacksonville Zoo veterinarian Dr. Yousuf Jafarey said there is often tension between Kumbuka and the other gorillas because she doesn’t hear social cues. He said helping Kumbuka overcome socialization problems within her gorilla family is an important step to having a baby.