Western Lowland Gorilla

Western Lowland Gorilla

Zoo Atlanta is currently home to North America’s largest population of gorillas. Western lowland gorillas live in troops led by a dominant silverback, several adult females, and their offspring.

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Herbivore

Western Africa

Rainforests

Western lowland gorillas may be seen year-round as long as the air temperatures are above 40 degrees. In cooler temperatures or in inclement weather, the gorillas may choose to spend time in their indoor areas.

The western lowland gorilla habitat consists of 1.5 acres and is broken up into five separate yards, one of which is not visible to guests. Double moats separate these habitats and groups. Habitats are numbered from right to left (1 to 5) if looking from the public viewing area. Habitat 4 is behind Habitat 3, and Habitat 5 is out of view.

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