Only 5,000 eastern lowland gorillas
remain in their natural habitat, a 70% drop in 20 years.
With only an estimated 100,000 western lowland gorillas
remaining in the wild, the birth is a significant addition to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Gorilla Species Survival Plan.
blacklocki in western lowland gorillas
(Gorilla gorilla gorilla) (1).
The zoo said a donor chose the name of the western lowland gorilla
that was born June 1.
The western lowland gorilla
died in her sleep Tuesday morning at the age of 46, according to the Gorilla Foundation, which is headed by animal psychologist Francine "Penny" Patterson, who worked with and cared for Koko since the primate was a year old.
Chessington has been incredibly successful in the breeding of the critically endangered Western Lowland gorilla
, with the new addition its fourth baby in the last ten years.
Vila was a western lowland gorilla
and the zoo's website states she was born in the Congo in 1957, before being hand-reared at San Diego Zoo's Children's Zoo.
What your children are talking about this week ZOLA the dancing gorilla has been making a splash again after zoo-keepers treated him to a brand new toy It seems the western lowland gorilla
is loving his new paddling pool, where he has perfected his dance moves.
Philadelphia Zoo welcomed a new addition to the family: a western lowland gorilla
baby born to Kira, the Zoo's 17-year-old female and 32-year old silverback, Motuba, on Friday, June 2nd.
TASTY The 27-year-old alpha male western lowland gorilla
tucks in undisturbed by his troop
A zoo official said members of the public were "never in any danger" as the western lowland gorilla
, called Kumbuka, had remained in a secure keeper area.
PHOENIX: Lightning streaks across the night sky as a monsoon storm sweeps through the Phoenix metro area on Wednesday ROSS D FRANKLIN | BRISTOL: Afia the six-monthold western lowland gorilla
, born by emergency caesarean section in February, plays with keeper Joanne Rudd on Gorilla Island at Bristol Zoo BEN BIRCHALL | UKRAINE: New-born white lion cubs, part of a litter of five cubs in a private zoo in the village of Demydiv 50 kilometres west of Kiev, Ukraine, yesterday.