Meet Taz

Western Lowland Gorilla
"To look at" in Swahili
July 20, 1989
Gorilla Habitat 3

Taz is the father of twins Kali and Kazi, Macy B., Gunther, Henry, Merry Leigh, Andi, Anaka, Mija and Floyd. This usually serious 370-pound silverback has a silly side – he’s known to spin on wet floors and play with his sons. He’s a great catch during fruit feedings, and is predominantly left-handed. As his group’s dominant male, he’s often seen participating in training demonstrations at the Ford Willie B. Gorilla Conservation Center. 

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