Western Lowland Gorillas: Franklin Park Zoo

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Subjects: Franklin Park Zoo is home to seven Western Lowland Gorillas. Kiki who was born in captivity on August 23rd, 1981 at the Wildlife Conservation Society. She has been at Franklin Park Zoo since July 11th, 1989. Kiki has four offspring’s that were also born in captivity. Kitombe who was born in captivity on September 20th, 1986 at the Audubon Zoo. He has been at Franklin Park Zoo since July 7th, 1998. Kimani was born in captivity on November 24th, 2004 at the Franklin Park Zoo. Her parents are Kiki and Kitombe. Kambiri was born in captivity on November 3rd, 2010 at the Franklin Park Zoo. Her parents are also Kiki and Kitombe. Azize was born in captivity on May 14th, 2015 at the Franklin Park Zoo. His parents are Kiki and Kitombe. Little Joe was born in captivity on February 6th, 1993 at the Wildlife Conservation Society. He has been at the Franklin Park Zoo since September 30th, 1997. Okpara was born in captivity on July 11th, 1993 at the Wildlife Conservation Society. He has been at Franklin Park Zoo since September 30th, 1997.
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The Tropical Forest is home to hundreds of animals. Inside of the Tropical Forest you will find a five glass viewing stations to view the animals up close (refer to Figure B: Map of the Tropical Forest). The Western Lowland Gorilla’s exhibit spreads over one acre under a steel mesh roof. It contains climbing structures such as artificial trees and limbs along with robes for the gorilla’s to swing on. I was able to observe the gorilla’s from behind the five glass viewing

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