Meet our Gorillas
Meet some of the Gorillas who live at ZSL London Zoo
Zaire was born in Jersey Zoo, and came to ZSL London Zoo in 1984. She is a playful, mischievous character.
Zaire is known for sometimes doing precisely the opposite of what the keepers want. If they want to clean in a particular area, she’ll sit there firmly and resolutely. If they want to open the sliding door between sections of the enclosure, she’ll put her hand on it.
Mjukuu, or ‘Jookie’ as she’s nicknamed, joined ZSL London Zoo’s Gorilla Kingdom from a group of eleven gorillas at another zoo.
ZSL London Zoo's youngest gorilla is 5ft tall and weighs around 65 kilos.
Effie is the "teenager" of the group. She is well-known in the Zoo for her huge appetite and will happily steal the other gorillas' food if no one is looking.
Silverback Kumbuka is a male 15-year-old western lowland gorilla. He arrived at ZSL London Zoo from Paignton Zoo in Devon in early 2013, and despite never having had a female mate before,was quickly spotted flirting with females Mjukuu and Effie.