The Kiwi and the Gorilla As a little background information, there is a degree of rivalry between Australians and New Zealanders (called Kiwis because of the flightless bird called a Kiwi), and this joke was generated by Australians. Kiwis are treated with mostly good natured derision, and it's reciprocated. Kevin was a young Kiwi guy working at Taronga Park (Sydney) Zoo cleaning cages etc. The pair of gorillas had been of concern for some time because it didn't matter what was tried, the female couldn't fall pregnant. The Curator thought he'd play a long shot and ask Kevin if he would be interested in helping out, so he was summoned and asked, "Would you be interested in having sex with the female gorilla for $500.00?" Kevin thought about it for a few minutes and said he'd need a few days to make a decision. A few days later he was in the Curator's office and said that he'd made a decision and he'd be happy to do it. The Curator was beside himself with excitement until Kevin said there would be a couple of conditions. "So what are the conditions Kevin?" the Curator asked. Well, you must never tell anybody about this, and I need a week to come up with $500.00!!