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Gorilla Conservation Program

The male gorilla group residing in Loro Parque is part of the Ex-situ Program of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA).

To promote the conservation of the species, when male gorillas reach the appropriate condition to form their own family, they are relocated to centers or zoos where they can do so. This ensures optimal breeding conditions, prolonging the survival of the species. In the wild, gorillas have a life expectancy of about 35 years, while under human care, they can live over 50 years.

Modern zoos serve as conservation spaces for this critically endangered species. Without breeding programs developed in centers like Loro Parque, the survival of the species would be unsustainable.