The new gorilla home, 12 metres high, offers the animals plenty of climbing and scrambling opportunities. Various compartments have been built in at several levels. Extra motivation for the animals to stay active is offered: they are fed on the roof. The enclosure, of course, also contains natural vegetation. There are rocks and tree trunks to climb on, and the floor is covered with bark. The indoor enclosure can be divided in two in order to separate gorillas if need be.
Six males make up the gorilla troop. These animals, 8 to 11 years old, were all born in Howletts Wild Animal Park (UK). Bitono is the only silverback in the troop; he has a grey back and a bump on his head. Big and well-muscled, he is the undisputed leader.
The gorilla on the picture is not living in Gorilla Adventure, but in another zoo.