Did you know...?

Once they reach full maturity, male gorillas acquire a silvery color on his back, and each leads a group as a dominant male. Hence the name "silverback."

 

In our vast exhibition of 3,500 square meters we have our 7 male western gorillas, the leading men of the park and they arise great interest among visitors. This is a special group because they belong to a species that is critically endangered and therefore contributes to Loro Parque’s preservation programmes

Rafiki, Pole Pole, Alladin, Schorsch, Noel, Kiburi and Ubongo are all single males who lived alone in other zoos in Europe and the Loro Parque brought together in a social group to improve their welfare. If you pay close attention, you will be able to identify why they only differ 1,6% from us humans.