Found in tropical forests in western Africa, the western lowland gorilla live in small social groups called troops. These troops generally consist of multiple females and their offspring lead by an adult male called the silverback. Named for the white patch of fur on their back, silverbacks tend to be the oldest and most mature member of the troop. The troop spends most of its time searching for food such as fruit, leaves, stems and roots as well as insects such as ants and termites. Nests are built for sleeping, either in trees or on the ground.
In April 2021, three western lowland gorillas arrived at the Milwaukee County Zoo, two females and one silverback male. Female, Nadami, is the youngest of the three gorillas. Zookeepers describe her as being very sweet.
A great ape would make a great gift this holiday season with a sponsorship of the western lowland gorilla, Nadami. It also makes a great gift idea for birthdays, anniversaries or other special occasions. This limited-time offer is available through Jan. 31, 2022.