are the largest extant genus of primates. They are ground-dwelling, predominantly herbivorous apes that inhabit the forests of central Africa.
The DNA of gorillas is around 98% identical to that of humans, making them our second closest relatives after chimpanzees.
The fact that there are so few of these creatures remaining in the wild is something about which all mankind should be utterly ashamed. If it were not from the revenues generated by tourism, then they would most likely already be extinct.
The future of gorillas is in our hands. Your visit will represent a significant contribution to their protection.