Our Partners in the Wild
Gorillas in the wild face many threats. Their native habitat in central and west Africa is shrinking largely due to the expansion of mining and agriculture in the area. The already dwindling population faces the added threat from hunting. One of man’s closest relatives in the animal kingdom, their highly social nature and intelligence make them prime ambassadors to educate our community about the threats faced by all gorillas and the conservation work currently undertaken by the Houston Zoo.
The Houston Zoo works with several organizations in Africa working to save wild gorillas.
Find out more about these programs and how we support them:Learn More
You don’t need to buy a separate ticket to visit the gorilla habitat; see this amazing species and experience its immersive habitat as part of your zoo visit with a general admission ticket. Purchase your tickets today online, valid for 90 days, and skip ticket lines at the gate.
Save money and support the care and feeding of gorillas and all Zoo animals with a Houston Zoo membership. Membership pays for itself in as few as two zoo visits, includes a host of benefits, and lasts for an entire year.
Photo credit, Julie Larsen Maher © WCS