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The group of male gorillas living at Loro Parque is part of the EAZA Ex-situ Program. To promote the conservation of the species, when male gorillas reach the appropriate condition to form their own families, they are placed in centers or zoos where they can do so. This ensures optimal breeding conditions, extending the survival of the species; gorillas in the wild have a life expectancy of around 35 years, while under human care, they can live over 50 years.

Gorillas are the largest living primates and the animal species with which we share the closest relationship (after chimpanzees). In fact, the percentage of difference between gorilla DNA and human DNA is only 1.6%. At Loro Parque, we host a group of six beautiful, unmarried males of the western lowland gorilla species.

Modern zoos serve as conservation spaces for this species, which is critically endangered. In the face of external threats from poachers and devastated habitats, we provide safe, enriched spaces for the simulation of wild natural environments.