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Stearns Family Apes of Africa

Western lowland gorillas and bonobos (also known as pygmy chimpanzees) inhabit this tropical rainforest-themed setting. In recent years, these highly endangered species have even produced offspring!

Western lowland gorilla

Western lowland gorilla range

Feature Creature

Western Lowland Gorilla

(Gorilla gorilla gorilla)

Native to: Equatorial West Africa regions including Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon, Democratic Republic of Congo and Equatorial Guinea
Primary Diet: Fruit, stems, leaves, seeds, bark, termites and ants
Adult Weight: Male - 300 to 500 pounds
Female - 150 to 250 pounds
Status: Critically Endangered
Not only does each gorilla have its own unique set of fingerprints, but each also has a unique nose print. An adult gorilla can consume over 40 pounds of vegetation per day.