December 22, 1956, was a historic day for the zoological world as we welcomed the first successful zoo gorilla birth - a female, eventually named Colo…[details]
Western gorillas generally have a shorter and lighter pelage than eastern gorillas. There are two subspecies: western lowland gorillas and Cross River gorillas. Zoo gorillas are almost exclusively western gorillas.
An isolated population of gorillas lives in the Ebo forest, Cameroon, between the Cross River gorillas and the western lowland gorillas south of the…[details]
Over the last two decades genetic studies have greatly influenced our understanding of the complex evolutionary history of one of our closest living…[details]
Western lowland gorilla tourism exists on a considerably smaller scale than that of the high profile mountain gorillas. Yet the successful habituation…[details]