World Gorilla Day

September 24

Zoo Atlanta joins conservation stakeholders, zoos, wildlife organizations and individuals around the world in observing World Gorilla Day on Friday, September 24. Be part of this sixth-annual event highlighting gorillas and their habitats and the need to act for gorillas in the wild.

  • Have all of your gorilla-related questions answered by a member of the Primate Care Team during a scheduled keeper chat.
  • Learn about gorillas through biofact exploration, games, and activities!
  • Can’t join us in person? Check out Zoo Atlanta’s social media networks for a special World Gorilla Day takeover.
  • Show you’re a conservation hero year-round with the purchase of an Animal Awareness Day tote bag!
    • Use provided fabric markers to decorate and make your bag as unique as a gorilla’s nose print.
    • All proceeds go to the Zoo’s conservation fund that allows us to help animals in the wild and their habitats.

Activities are free for Zoo Atlanta Members and children under 3; free with general admission. 

What is World Gorilla Day?

First launched in 2017, World Gorilla Day is an animal awareness day geared toward celebrating gorillas and empowering global communities to take action for all four gorilla subspecies (mountain gorilla, Cross River gorilla, western lowland gorilla, and Grauer’s gorilla) and their conservation. As the home of one of North America’s largest populations of gorillas, Zoo Atlanta is proud to join other organizations in highlighting this event.

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Learn more about what organizations around the world are doing to help save gorillas, and find more World Gorilla Day resources at

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