A New Shelter for our Gorillas!

Yesterday Twycross Zoo’s western lowland gorillas found a new addition to their outdoor exhibit!
shelter 1A shelter was installed this week to provide the family group with more privacy and security. The roundel features four separate hideaways, where the gorillas can settle down and relax in their own company if they choose. 

 

 

 

 

All five gorillas enjoyed an afternoon outside in the sunshine checking out the new feature, and the Zoo’s silverback, Oumbi, soon settled down underneath it. shleter 2Listed as ‘Critically Endangered’ on the IUCN Redlist of Threatened Species there is estimated to be fewer than 100,000 western lowland gorillas left in the wild, bringing the species dangerously close to extinction. Hunting, habitat loss and the Ebola virus are just some of the

reasons the species may cease to exist in the wild in the years to come.
Following the safe arrival of baby Lope on 3rd January 2013, Twycross Zoo is fortunate to have three generations of gorilla living together which is a positive step towards group welfare
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