Ape Action Africa

Ape Action Africa Gorilla Enclosure

In nature, it's one silverback per family. As other males mature, they fight for dominance or leave to form their own family. But our little orphans grow up and we now have two silverbacks in the same group. We need a new habitat so they can be separated and each can lead his own family.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

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  • AnimalsAnimals
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  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
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Situation

Gorillas are on the brink of extinction, and Cameroon is one of the last places on the planet where they still exist in the wild. It is critical that we save every life possible, and provide the rescued individuals with a life as natural as possible. One of our family groups now has two silverback gorillas who are fighting for dominance - which is natural behavior - but who do not have the option for one of them to leave the group.

Solution

A generous new enclosure - with a perimeter of 4km - will allow us to separate the two silverbacks and give both Nkan Daniel and Shai their own family to lead. With their struggle for dominance resolved, Shai and Nkan Daniel can return to being the gentle giants of the forest, stress levels for the other group members will reduce as well, and these beautiful animals will return to a more natural life of well-being in the forest.