Western lowland gorilla

Western lowland gorilla

Latin name: Gorilla gorilla gorilla

Giant of the Primates!

  • It is the largest primate! A male can weigh 275 kg (600 lbs)! The female is usually almost half the size.
  • It has an imposing muscular frame. Some scientists say that the physical strength of an adult male, a silverback, is equivalent to that of 10 humans, some have even put forward that it is over 20!
  • It has an excellent sense of smell: it can detect the odor of a human more than 20 meters away...inside a tropical forest!
  • This large primate only eats vegetation! Leaves, fruit, seeds, flowers and roots are part of its daily menu, and even clay occasionally, for the minerals. Meat is excluded from its diet.
  • Its two greatest threats are hunting and the Ebola virus. The creation of access to remote forests allows poachers to reach them more easily. For its part, the virus that moves through a population can decimate 95% of its members.
  • Distribution Western Africa
  • Habitat Tropical forests
  • Diet Herbivore
  • Status Critically endangered
  • Zoo Zone Africa

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Our whole family attended yesterday. It was absolutely spectacular. We had a fantastic time! Thanks for the memories!

Samantha Hope

It's the 3rd year in a row that my family and I visit this Zoo. Even though it was during the busiest day they had this year, we were able to visit everything and fully enjoy the experience. Don't forget to bring your bathing suit cause they have an amazing wave pool!

Éric Trudel

I had an amazing time here with my family! My kids absolutely loved it. Amazing experience :)

Mario Sevo

Our family absolutely enjoyed our day! There was so much to do! Park was very clean and staff was very friendly and helpful with any questions!!! We plan on going next year and making it a weekend trip so that we can enjoy the whole park!

Crystal Wilson

First time visiting here on our annual summer week in Québec. We went for the 2 day family pass, and had an amazing time. The 2 days allowed us to take our time around the park, and gave plenty of time as well for cooling off at the Amazoo. We'll definitely come back!

JR Bélanger

We had an excellent time! We have not been in over 10 years and are so glad we went! The park is clean. The food was well priced for a theme park. We loved the Dinozoo! We have terrible French speaking abilities but appreciated your courteous and friendly staff, we felt welcome!

Bonnie Diane

Amazing place. Perfect for the whole family. They constantly improve their environments and animals collection.

Boris Kosov

Amazing place to take the family! Lots of animals to see, amazing water park and fun rides. Great packages available with hotels close by for out of town visitors. Highly recommend!

Paul Winch

A good place for family outing with zoo, water park and rides all at one place. All the attractions are conveniently placed very close to each other. Food court is good too and you can also bring in your lunch.

Anand Bharadwaj Aryasomayajula

What a great time. Would definitely go again. The zoo care takers are amazing at what they do and so friendly. I would recommend if you have never gone it's a bucket list. Oh and don't forget to go and pet the sting rays.

Jamie Krichtoff

We love going to the zoo. (…) Most of the animals were out and the grandkids were thrilled. I'd never been to the Dinozoo before and I thought it was pretty cool especially with the movement and sounds. The design is great in that it's seperated and all goes back to the center.

Stephen Eyton-Jones