Meet Our Gorillas

Smart, gentle and peaceful, our gorillas form part of a close-knit family, called a troop. The younger members play, swing, climb and forage for food with boundless energy. There’s never a dull moment at the gorilla habitat!

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How you can help

At the Calgary Zoo, we’re passionate about wildlife conservation. Your donations and membership costs can go a long way towards helping us fund our efforts.

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Calgary Zoo - Gorillas - How to Help

Where We Live

Western Lowland Gorillas live in Africa, in the remote lowland tropical forests of Cameroon, Gabon and Congo. They prefer swampy areas with dense, leafy growth.

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Calgary Zoo - Animals - Gorilla Map
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Calgary Zoo - Gorillas - Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Weighing only 2 kg or so, gorilla babies are entirely dependent on their mothers. At four months, they can ride on mom’s back by clinging to her hair.