Western lowland gorilla
Gorilla gorilla gorilla
These largest living primates live in small groups led by a silverback male.
Aggression is often avoided by threat displays such as chest beating.
It can take up to 2-3 months for them to recognise and accept a new zookeeper.
The western lowland gorilla is an EDGE species. Find out about the EDGE conservation programme for western lowland gorillas here
Where they live
Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, Congo and Equatorial Guinea
What they eat
Fruit, leaves, seeds and stems. Our gorillas eat 5kg of food every day.