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Western Lowland Gorilla


The gorillas will be fed daily at 11:30 a.m.

March 13- 17, the gorilla habitat will be closed for routine maintenance. 

These primates have broad chests and are covered in black hairs which, in males, turn silver-grey on their backs as they age.  Gorillas are typically peaceful animals, and western lowland gorillas live in small groups of often one dominant male, a few adult females, and their offspring.  They forage on the ground for vegetation and build leaf nests to sleep in.

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The Bird Garden


Jim Hirschfield & Sonya Ishii, Painted Steel
Donated to the N.C. Zoo by the artists

The theme of this elegant and provocative suite of seven sculptures is species loss. They are subtle and somber reminders of the profound impact of human actions. The birds include the Huia of North Island, New Zealand, last seen in 1907, the Laughing Owl of New Zealand, the Spectacled Cormorant, last seen in 1850, Martha, the last Passenger Pigeon seen in the US in 1914, the Great Auk of the Isle of Puffin, the Dodo and the Pink Headed Duck, last seen in 1945.

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Cross River Gorillas

U.N.I.T.E. Conservation Education

Improving the Lives of Captive Animals

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Cross River Gorillas

U.N.I.T.E. Conservation Education

Improving the Lives of Captive Animals

The Bird Garden

Western Lowland Gorilla