Cell Phone Recycling Program
Populations of western lowland gorillas are under siege, having dropped over 80% in just three generations. In the wild, they face exceptionally high levels of hunting, disease, and habitat loss.
To help save gorillas, the zoo participates in a cell phone recycling program. The mineral coltan, found inside cell phones, is mined in areas were gorillas live. When cell phones are recycled, so is the coltan, which means the gorilla habitat is preserved. You can help by dropping off old cell phones at the Zoo’s Guest Relations.