All About Animals
Kiki is the mother of Kimani and Kambiri. She also treats Little Joe and Okie as her children, as she has helped raise them from a young age. Zookeepers describe her as a great mom who is very patient. Kiki likes to make nests out of hay to sleep in at night, and she loves grapes!
Kimani, Kambiri and Azize are Kitombe (Kit) and Kiki’s offspring, all born here at Franklin Park Zoo. Kimani and Kambiri have lived with Little Joe and Okpara their entire lives and seem to view them as big brothers. Kit is great with his offspring and can often be seen playing with Kambiri.
About the Western Lowland Gorilla
Gorillas are the world’s largest living primates. Male western lowland gorillas can grow to 5.5-feet tall and weigh up to 450 pounds. Females can grow to 4.5-feet tall and weigh up to 250 pounds. Western lowland gorillas live in groups, or “bands” in or near African forests. The alpha male leads the band and those who challenge him are apt to be cowed by impressive shows of physical power—he may throw things, make aggressive charges, pound his huge chest while barking out powerful hoots, or unleash a frightening roar.