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Western lowland gorilla

Celebrate World Gorilla Day

Franklin Park Zoo

September 18, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Join us in observing World Gorilla Day, a global event that celebrates and strengthens our commitment to the protection of gorillas in the wild.

Stop by our Education Station in the Tropical Forest to learn about our gorilla troop, conservation efforts being made at the Zoo and abroad, and what you can do to protect this critically endangered species.



By recycling your phone, you help protect animals like western lowland gorillas that live in areas where cell phone materials are mined. Help us by donating your electronic device at Franklin Park Zoo or Stone Zoo, or better yet, start your own collection drive!

Just For Fun:

Learn more about Zoo New England's deep commitment to gorilla conservation, and more importantly, what you can do to help save this species. 

Committed to Conservation

Cross-River Gorilla Conservation
Zoo New England is also proud to partner with the Wildlife Conservation Society on a project to conserve and protect Cross-River gorillas ­– a sub-species of the western lowland gorilla and the most threatened ape in Africa. 

Ape TAG Conservation Initiative
We're proud to be part of the Ape TAG Conservation Initiative, a collective effort by zoos to help conserve wild populations of endangered apes in their natural habitats.
Projects range from species monitoring and protection to law enforcement, ecotourism, and veterinary and disease monitoring. 

Species Survival Plan
Zoo New England is committed to the conservation of gorillas and is a longtime participant in the Western Lowland Gorilla Species Survival Plan, which is a cooperative, inter-zoo program coordinated nationally through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). SSPs help to ensure the survival of selected species in zoos and aquariums, most of which are threatened or endangered, and enhance conservation of these species in the wild.