GROWING UP GORILLA

 

SIGN THE WISH BOOK

 

Submit your wish card to celebrate the baby gorilla and be entered to win some gorilla-worthy prizes!

Show your love for Uzumma's baby by sending him a wish. Each milestone in the baby’s life is a symbol of hope for his cousins in the wild, for the forests they live in and for our planet. What are your wishes for the baby gorilla? What do you hope for the future of endangered gorillas? Once we collect all of your wishes for the baby, we’ll put them into a wish book for our dedicated team of gorilla keepers.

Read the official contest rules


  1. Complete the front of the printout using any medium, style or theme you choose. (Digital or traditional—you decide!) Don't have a printer at home? No worries! Use whatever materials you have at home to draw, paint, write, collage or craft your gorilla wish—extra points for creativity!
  2. Don’t forget to write in your wishes for the baby and add your name
  3. When you're ready to submit your wish, take a photo of your wish or scan it to upload and submit your entry as a jpeg file. All entries must be submitted by June 12, 2020
  4. Submit your wish card

Download the wish template

BABY GORILLA

 

It's a Boy!

Gorillas Have a New Family Member

Uzumma gives birth to her first baby on March 4

We joyfully announce the birth of a western lowland gorilla. First-time mom, Uzumma, gave birth to a boy on March 4, 2020 at 2:48 a.m.

This baby is the first between 12-year-old Uzumma and 20-year-old Kwame, who moved from Smithsonian’s National Zoo in 2018. This newborn marks the 14th gorilla birth at Woodland Park Zoo. The last birth was Yola, a female born in November 2015. The new mom and her baby are off view in the cozy, sleeping dens so they can bond in a hushed, comfortable environment and staff can closely monitor them.

Find out more on the zoo blog

 

 

Catch Up on the Baby Gorilla’s Milestones

Uzumma and baby reach new heights as they explore the outdoors

Uzumma and baby thriving and bonding

Gorillas have a new family member! Uzumma gives birth to her first baby on March 4

Birth watch begins for pregnant gorilla, Uzumma

Update on Uzumma's pregnancy. What to Expect When You’re Expecting: Gorilla Edition Part 1

Update on Uzumma's pregnancy. What to Expect When You’re Expecting: Gorilla Edition Part 2

TAKE ACTION

 

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.


MAKE A GIFT

 

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

ECO-CELL


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

Take the quiz

SAVING GORILLAS

 

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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