Zoo Population

There are 354 gorillas currnetly housed in institutions accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. This total includes 168 males and 185 females housed in 50 institutions. One of the SSP's® most important roles is to manage these gorillas as a population, to ensure that the population remains healthy, genetically-diverse, and self-sustaining. To see where captive gorillas can be found in North America, click below or visit James R. Davis's (unofficial) online gorilla studbook. To learn where captive gorillas live across the world, visit Species 360.