Longleat’s oldest resident, Nico the gorilla, received a bouquet of daffodils from keepers to signal spring is finally on its way.Read the full story ›
The gorilla was raised in the village of Uley, Gloucestershire. Photos show the animal being carried in a wheelbarrow by local childrenRead the full story ›
The moving moment an infant baby gorilla meets an adult at Bristol Zoo...Read the full story ›
A baby Gorilla born by emergency C-section could soon be reintroduced to the rest of her family at Bristol Zoo.Read the full story ›
A baby gorilla born in a C-section operation at Bristol Zoo is now 20 weeks old and according to her keepers can be 'very stroppy'.Read the full story ›
A baby gorilla who was the first to be born by C-section in the UK is starting to make her way in the world of Bristol ZooRead the full story ›
A baby gorilla born in a rare caesarean section at Bristol Zoo has been brought outdoors for the first time...and she now has a name too!Read the full story ›
An adorable baby gorilla born by emergency Caesarean section is doing "really well" and has even giggled for the first time, keepers say.Read the full story ›
A baby gorilla has been born by emergency C-section at Bristol Zoo. We look back at the 30 years of the Gorilla Breeding Programme.Read the full story ›
Bristol Zoo’s baby gorilla Kukena is about to celebrate his fourth birthday.
Kukena was born on September 27th, 2011 to mum Salome and the troops’ silverback Jock.
Jock and Salome are genetically important gorillas because their genetic lines aren’t highly represented in the European breeding programme for this species and as a result so is their offspring.
Kukena is a lovely cheeky young male. He is full of character and enjoys playing with all members of our group, including the other females we have.
Increasingly over the last year we have also seen him spending more and more time with ‘the boys’ – Jock and Kukena’s older brother Komale, who turns nine years old at the end of the year.
He still shares a nest with mum Salome but he is becoming increasingly independent.