We Need To Talk About Bruno!

We’re catching up with Bruno, the now just over 2.5-month-old Gorilla Infant born at Fort Worth Zoo in November.

Baby Bruno is standing (with help from Mom)! Infant gorillas grow and develop much faster than human babies do, so although Bruno is only about 2.5 months old, he’s right on time! You’ll notice him squirming around a lot more these days, reaching out or crawling on his mom when she’s trying to nap.

A gorilla infant can control its head and neck movements shortly after birth and will be able to crawl at about 3 months old. 


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Happy Birthday Kibibi!

Happy birthday, Kibibi! Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute’s "little lady" celebrated her 14th birthday yesterday, January 10th, 2023. We’re turning back the clock with some archival footage highlights from herpast. First to 2009, the year of Kibibi’s birth. Then 2011, when 2-year-old- Kibibi received her first medical exam. And finally to 2020, when the staff dropped in on Kibibi’s husbandry training.

Look how far she’s come!

We can help western lowland gorillas like Kibibi by recycling. One of the metals inside electronic devices—tantalum—is mined from areas where gorillas live in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. We can protect their home—and reduce the need for more expansive coltan mining—by recycling our old electronics. Every small action has the potential to make a huge difference!

Video credit: Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute

Fort Worth Zoo Announces Birth Of Western Lowland Gorilla Baby 

The newest primate’s arrival is only the second gorilla born in Zoo history 

FORT WORTH, Texas – The Fort Worth Zoo proudly announces the Zoo’s second-ever birth of a western lowland gorilla. The male primate was born early Sunday morning, Nov. 6, to parents Gracie and Elmo.  

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Second Birthday of Ekan, The First Gorilla Born In Andalusia

Two years ago, one of the most important milestones in the history of Bioparc Fuengirola and for the ex situ conservation of one of the most endangered primates on the planet took place: the birth of Ekan, the first western lowland gorilla born in Andalusia.

Now visitors can see how much this little one has grown and how his relationship with the rest of the members of the group of this species housed at Bioparc Fuengirola has evolved.

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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Invites Guests to Celebrate Baby Gorilla Kayembe’s 1st Birthday

Zoo announces first children’s book to commemorate the occasion

On Wednesday, October 26, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is celebrating baby gorilla, Kayembe’s, 1st birthday. Kayembe made history as the first gorilla born at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in its 140 years.

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Eyare at 6 Months!

Can you believe it? Calgary Zoo’s #YYCGorillaBaby, 'Eyare', is 6 months old today! 🦍 Her curiosity continues to bloom and she is becoming more independent each day. Today, we’re sharing a recent milestone moment for Calgary Zoo’s troop – ‘Eyare’ playing with ‘Yewande’ on her own for the first time!

Western lowland gorillas are a social species. Each troop member has a distinct and dynamic personality, and their interactions can help to shape relationships and form bonds over time. Yewande has been very interested in Eyare since she was born but the troop takes their cues from gorilla mom, ‘Dossi’ as to what is and isn’t allowed when it comes to Eyare. 😉

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Look How Much 8-month-old Baby Kibo Has Grown!

Kibo, a critically endangered infant western-lowland gorilla at Zoo Madrid, turned 8 months old yesterday!

With four teeth on top and four on the bottom, baby Kibo now delights in eating solid fruits and veggies. His favorite is kiwi. Kibo is not yet not fully weaned from his mother Kukeña's breast milk.


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Happy World Gorilla Day! Looking Back At A Year Of Baby Gorillas Born At Accredited Zoos Around The World!

Happy World Gorilla Day! To celebrate, we’re replaying highlights from the past year including new babies for Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Rotterdam Zoo, Chessington World of Adventure, Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo, and ABQ Biopark.

Join us on September 24 and honor Dian's legacy by helping save gorillas!


Learn more about the babies featured in today’s highlight reel!







Critically Endangered Gorilla Born On Camera!

The ABQ BioPark has more exciting great ape news! Samantha the gorilla gave birth yesterday at 10:29 a.m. Mom and baby are doing well, and have started nursing.

ABQ BioPark caregivers were present during the birth, but watched remotely via camera in order to avoid disturbing the natural process. At 15 years old, Samantha is a first time mom, so staff were ready to intervene for the health and safety of mom and baby. Luckily, this was unnecessary! Samantha did great!

Mom and baby will have access to their outside yard today. Guests should be prepared for the Ape Walk to be intermittently closed to allow for privacy and a quiet environment while baby and mom bond.

The father is 20-year-old Kojo, who came to the BioPark in early 2021. This is the first time the ABQ BioPark has welcomed a baby gorilla since 2004. We do not yet know the baby's sex. We look forward to sharing more photos and footage in the coming days and weeks!