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  The Gorilla Species Survival Plan®
Formed in 1988, the Gorilla SSP is a group of dedicated
  professionals with five primary goals:

  • Ensuring the genetic and demographic health of the captive population
  • Advancing the care of captive gorillas
  • Engaging in research to help learn more about gorillas and
    their care
  • Educating the public about critical gorilla issues
  • Partnering with other organizations that seek to
    improve the lives of wild and captive gorillas
The Gorilla Health Project
is an SSP-endorsed research initiative for gorillas in zoos.

Welfare of individuals, social groups and
Together with the Association of
Zoos and Aquariums
, the Gorilla
SSP serves the 51 accredited
zoos housing gorillas in North

Working closely with respected professionals in the field, the SSP provides help and guidance to zoos housing gorillas. Together, zoos and the SSP seek to provide the best possible environment for these amazing animals.


The SSP looks forward to seeing everyone October 28th-31st in Knoxville for the 2018 Interntational Gorilla Workshop, hosted by Zoo Knoxville! Click here for more information.

Gorillas in the News

Rare gorilla twins born in the wild.

Twin mountain gorillas have been born in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.

Gorillas in Zoos

Gorillas live in 51 accredited zoos all across the United States. Find out more about where they are and about their social groups and exhibits here.

Member's Section
This website serves as a central forum for important information for members of the SSP. Click here to enter the Member's section and find out the latest happenings
 for and about the Gorilla Species Survival Plan.

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