Baby Watch Begins

Expecting a Baby Gorilla in Early 2021!

Gorilla Nadiri

Our baby watch begins as Nadiri is due any day now!

The 24-year-old western lowland gorilla is pregnant with her second (she gave birth to 5-year-old Yola in Nov 2015), and her official birth watch is now underway. Get the scoop on this wonderful mama and how her dedicated animal keepers are preparing the group for another baby gorilla.

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Baby watch begins... Gorilla Nadiri is due any day now!

A baby gorilla is on the way: Nadiri is expecting!



Born 2020

Uzumma's baby boy: Kitoko (ki-TOE-koh), which means beautiful or handsome in the African languages, Lingala /Kikongo.

Catch up with little Kitoko as he grows up gorilla

Kitoko at 6 months old!
Wishes for baby Kitoko
Uzumma and baby reach new heights as they explore the outdoors
Gorillas have a new family member! Uzumma gives birth to her first baby on March 4



Born 2015

At 5-years-old, Yola will be 'big sis' to Kitoko and Nadiri's newborn.

Here are some of our favorite Yola milestones

A story all her own, Yola inspires local author and award-winning children's book
Grow with Yola, hello 2!
Leo and Yola
Yola fits right in with her gorilla family



Make a Gift

It takes a lot to welcome a new baby to the zoo! Every dollar you give is an important investment in the well-being of this adorable new addition! Your gift will help provide excellent care for all of our animals, including first-time mother Uzumma and baby boy! Become part of this baby’s story today.



Gorilla Plush

Adopt a Gorilla

Celebrate Uzumma’s first baby with a symbolic animal adoption in her name!

Adopt now and help fund conservation programs and the daily care and feeding of our gorilla baby, mom Uzumma and all zoo inhabitants

Adopt a Gorilla Today!

ECOCELL drop box


Recycling cell phones helps save Gorillas!

Woodland Park Zoo is proud to partner with ECO-CELL to recycle e-waste responsibly. In 2018, we collected and recycled 270lbs of electronics donated by visitors like you!

Learn more about ECO-CELL

Gorilla Personality Quiz

Gorilla Personality Quiz

Are you more of a Yola or an Akenji?

Take this quiz and we'll tell you which member of Kwame's group matches your personality

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A Future for Gorillas

Photo credit Mondika Gorilla Project

Established in 1998, the Goualougo Triangle Ape Project was founded with the aim of preserving wildlife in the Congo Basin by studying the apes, the ecosystems, and the forces that threaten their survival. In 2014, the study area expanded to include the Djeke Triangle region outside the Nouabale-Ndoke National Park – resulting in the Mondika Gorilla Project.

The program is currently monitoring specific aspects of ape coexistence, forest ecology and change, and ape-human health risks. Local communities and indigenous people assist in addressing the opportunity-challenge nexus that factors significantly in the ape-human overlap that typifies ape sites in this region.

Mondika Gorilla Project


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