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Gorillas are some of the most powerful and striking animals, not only for their size and force, but also for their gentle human like behaviour. They are classified by the IUCN Red List as Critically Endangered and Endangered, threatened by hunting for bushmeat, habitat loss, wildlife trade, and infectious diseases.

"When you realize the value of all life, you dwell on what is past and concentrate more on the preservation of the future."

Dian Fossey


Gorillas are some of the most powerful and striking animals, not only for their size and force, but also for their gentle human like behaviour.

There are four gorilla subspecies:

They are classified by the IUCN Red List as Critically Endangered and Endangered, threatened by hunting for bushmeat, habitat loss, wildlife trade, and infectious diseases.


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First time mother Sue holding her newborn at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. The zoo said that Sue has been very attentive to her baby, nuzzling and cradling the newborn, which is not always the case (citing Woodland Park Zoo).

2 Comments
2024/07/04
12:21 UTC

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Mom Freddy has finally been allowed Kayembe to play with baby Jameela!

3 Comments
2024/06/29
15:33 UTC

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First time mother 21 years old Nia Lewa holding her infant, born on Mid-Summer day (22 June), at Albuquerque BioPark Zoo.

1 Comment
2024/06/25
13:09 UTC

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Jameela's surrogate mum Freddy ('Fredrika') celebrated her 50th birthday!

1 Comment
2024/06/06
11:36 UTC

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Baby gorilla Sumomo(Ueno Zoo, Tokyo) turns two years old today! 🎂

4 Comments
2024/05/30
15:53 UTC

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Zahra (means "beautiful flower" in Swahili) just celebrated her first birthday!

5 Comments
2024/05/28
13:22 UTC

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Silverback D'jeeco at Taipei Zoo plays differently with each of his sons

2 Comments
2024/05/26
01:38 UTC

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Little Bruno knows how to relax!

2 Comments
2024/05/21
14:10 UTC

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Two mothers: Kijivu (left) with a two-week-old cub on her chest or belly and Duni (right) with Mobi, who is just under four months, on her back as she walks round the pavilion in Prague Zoo

9 Comments
2024/05/08
12:38 UTC

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Baby Jameela and her foster mother 'Fred' (Fredrika) at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo after her transfer from Fort Worth Zoo

13 Comments
2024/05/01
10:35 UTC

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Dad's stare when the little one wasn't behaving

2 Comments
2024/04/23
09:38 UTC

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Comparison of Gorillas Kintaro(m) and Sumomo(f) at 10 months old

1 Comment
2024/03/24
15:13 UTC

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A family of mountain gorillas lives under protection as the species face the threat of extinction at Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

1 Comment
2024/03/19
14:24 UTC

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First time mother Djamabla holding her newborn at Zoo Berlin

3 Comments
2024/03/06
12:50 UTC

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A premature baby gorilla was delivered via emergency caesarean section at a Fort Worth Zoo after its mother suffered from a medical issue called preeclampsia. Meet Jameela ("beautiful" in Swahili)!

12 Comments
2024/02/17
12:01 UTC

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Second baby gorilla born at London Zoo in less than a month, welcome little one!

3 Comments
2024/02/15
12:14 UTC

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Duni resting with her daughter, born on the 2nd of January in Prague Zoo

3 Comments
2024/02/05
12:04 UTC

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Goofy Kibibi

2 Comments
2024/01/23
13:24 UTC

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Deaths of humans by gorillas

When looking online, you'll see that 'no recorded death of a human by a gorilla has ever been recorded', either in the wild or in captivity.

However, I was talking to a friend the other day who used to live in South Africa in the 80s. His family was close to an Italian man who lived there (who was in the age range of 70-80), and he said one time when he was younger (possibly the 1920s) he went on an expedition to the jungle in the interior of Africa and ended up coming across a silverback gorilla that killed his friend. He ended up shooting this gorilla and he had a photo of it strung up, showing the size of it.

I just wondered what people think of this? I was surprised to hear it, and want to find out more information about it, especially because there are no recorded deaths by gorillas. Apparently my friend's mother would have a much better recollection of the story, as he was only a child at the time when he heard this story.

3 Comments
2024/01/14
14:33 UTC

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This is fine!

2 Comments
2024/01/13
14:52 UTC

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Earning the trust of a 40-stone sliverback gorilla

BBC News - Earning the trust of a 40-stone silverback gorilla https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-67863620

0 Comments
2024/01/07
02:22 UTC

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Mountain Gorilla Mutobo Destroys a Snare

1 Comment
2023/12/20
12:14 UTC

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This is Winston of San Diego Zoo Safari Park, at age 51 he is one of the world's oldest male gorillas in captivity.

10 Comments
2023/12/13
12:48 UTC

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